Pain in ribs
Doctor Answers (2) on Pain in ribs
Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although it might last for several weeks or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.
Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs pain relievers.
Heat or ice. Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad on the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting. Ice also might be helpful.
Rest. Avoid activities that make your pain worse.
Consult Orthopedician for further evaluation...