Please help I feel so down i can't take much more of this pain

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Please can anyone help although not properly diagnosed I've had ecgs blood tests examinations bp check and I've been told it's muscular inflammation basically it feels like something is sticking out at the bottom of my left rib cage almost like I need to push it back in does anyone else experience this is really upsetting me I'm convincing myself there's something sinister going on can muscles really do this for no reason

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    Hi Emma,

    I have tietzes syndrome and it often feels like something is sticking out in the wrong place around my lower ribs. How low down is your pain? Mines around my 3rd rib from the bottom on the left side. My pain all started for no reason too.

    Gemma

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      Oh thanks so much Gemma for fast response yes about there it is perhaps slightly lower. Sometimes travels to centre If I'm driving or sitting I feel like I need to stretch myself as its sticking out again. Doctor has felt all my tummy etc and says all feels normal and had lots of blood work done again all saying normal x
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      Is it possible do you know if you can get muscle knots in front of your body the same as at the back like in shoulders etc. As I have a really bad left shoulder knot
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    Hi Emma... I just joined this site also.... I have been told for 10 yrs now it's muscular....My pain is mainly my left rib cage but radiates to chest also... Tight squeezing in chest area....It starts at my lower rib cage though....I do not know if this is what we have but sure sounds it!! At times I feel like I am losing my mind... Know you are not alone.... I hope you find answers...
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      Thanks Janice so much. It's so strange as when I bend or walk sometimes it feels like it's clicking like it's rubbing against something does that make sense? X
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      Janice, I am happy to see a long term sufferer! (Although not happy that you are in pain). I have had tietzes for 7 years, got diagnosed at 17. Definetly ask whether it could be tietzes. I've now had 3 operations to remove cartilage as it swells up and mine tends to fall off. Don't worry though thats not normal for tietzes! Have you thought whether it could be Costochodritis? It's the same as tietzes but without the swelling.

      Gemma

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    This is the most frustrating and awful thing I've experienced. I honestly would rather go thru natural childbirth. At least then I'd know it would be over sad

    Try to eliminate emotional stress. I know it's hard but stress actually makes the pain worse.

    Acupuncture, cold packs, and scalene physical/massage therapy helps me.

    And you have to find the right doctor- took me over a dozen in two years to get this manageable.

    Don't give up! My thoughts are with you.

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      Also don't know if this has contributed but I had to go for a massage as had the most awful trapped knots all on left side shoulder back and apparently the lady was so shocked she said the knot was that bad it needed a name lol. Do you think knots in back can radiate around the front x
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      I also have issues with my left shoulder I assume because of the way I sit when my ribs are really bad.
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      Hi, has acupuncture helped? I am back off to the pain clinic, and acupuncture is one of the few things I haven't tried yet!
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      I really hope it eases for you Gemma this site is a godsend you feel sometimes alone and then kind people make you feel a bit more at ease that your not alone so thanks again!
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      Thank you. Definetly you guys are the first people I've found that have pain on the left lower ribs! Haven't found anyone who has had operations for it yet but at least there are others out there going through the same thing! I find it very frustrating as the majority of doctors I have seen have no idea what tietzes syndrome is let alone how to treat it.
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      Sometimes it can be referred pain from muscles not in the general area. Try acupuncture definitely. Even if that helps, look into a certified massage or physical therapist and for scalene therapy- you will need several sessions but it COULD eliminate it!
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