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Pain at left ribs

Whenever I lift my left arm and keep it up for few seconds I get pain and stiffening sensation at the left side of chest and it even happens while I change my position while sleeping. I remember getting kicked in the chest which had left me breathless for few seconds and this was when I was in school so around 10 years back
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Hello there....., it is due to spasm of the intercostal muscles.... Since they are often associated with dehydration and electrolyte disturbances, it is important to keep the body well hydrated.... Further treatment will depend upon the underlying cause of the muscle spasms. For muscles that have been damaged or strained, medications may be required....Consult Physician.....
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