If you experience rib pain when you press the left side of your ribcage or stretch your body, one of a few problems could be the culprit. Inflammation in the rib cartilage, known as costochondritis, is a cause of pain . Patients suffering from it feel the pain at the front of the floating ribs, which intensifies with movement or deep breathing. The pain is usually localized on the left or the right and can vary from a mild ache to sharp, stabbing sensation of pain spreading across the rib cage and abdominal wall. A rib fracture can cause pain in the rib cage after a fall or blow to the chest. This may impair breathing and cause a sharp pain with movement and should be evaluated by a physician. The possibility for fracture increases if the patient has osteoporosis. A compression fracture can also occur in the thoracic spine, which will affect the.
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