Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this thread. I apologize if it's under the wrong section.[br>[br>So my problem is that I've had some extreme pain going on for weeks now in my rib area. It is approx. underneath my right breast. A friend of mine who works out told me that it sounds like a torn intercostal muscle. Now, this was about 3 weeks ago. A few nights ago, I sat up and twisted too quickly and felt what can only be described as a rubberband popping. I am unsure of whether this is my intercostal(s) or a cracked rib, because I woke up yesterday, and the best way to describe how I felt was that it felt like I just got out of surgery. INTENSE. The pain is very intense to the point where I cannot do anything. Whenever I cough, sneeze, or even breath, I feel an extraordinarily sharp stabbing pain. It actually feels as if I am being stabbed in my lungs or something in there whenever I do anything whatsoever. It feels a different and 100 times more intense than it did a few weeks ago. I read that you can lay on your back and feel your ribcage, and if you feel a protrusion, then it's most likely the ribs. I tried to lay on my back and...wow. I had to have someone come over and help me up right away. It's soooo painful, and that's saying a lot coming for me, as I normally have a high threshold for pain. [br>[br>This post is a bit scatterbrained, so if anyone can help me and has any further questions about this, please just ask. Any and all help is much appreciated. View Thread
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