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Diagnosed with costo last week after 6 months of pain in the cartilage attaching to my lowest ribs on my right rib cage.
It hurts when I lean onto my thighs (squat down etc) when I lean over to the right, when I rotate my rib cage and if I lie on my left side and laugh it hurts in the right rib too. Today it hurt when I went for a brisk walk! (I have been sat down all day at work)
My Dr felt my liver and said it was smooth and perfect, I had blood tests couple month ago which checked liver and everything else which were all perfect. She felt my ribs and when she pressed the costal junction I think she called it. (The bit where the floaty ribs at the bottom attach to cartilage. ) I must have leapt two foot off the bed and actually grabbed her!
Does this sound right?? It only hurts through movement.
Before this started, I went and seen a private physio for a shoulder impingement who cracked my back!! Completely unexpected. He inflamed a nerve in my back in the process. I was face down when he did it.
The doc thinks maybe this action has damaged the cartilage at the very bottom. I am doing exercises for my shoulder at the moment which I don't think are helping particularly.
Has anyone had any experience of this at the bottom ribs?
My anxious mind makes me wonder if it's something else?
Reading what I've written now it sure does look like costo!!
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