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Pain under ribs on side/back
Woke up in the middle of the night to a cramp-like pain when breathing and moving certain ways under ribcage on the right side below armpit into my back. Breathing deeper makes the "cramp" worse
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Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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If breathing is making it worse it may be related to either muscles or due to irritation of the covering of the lungs. Take simple painkillers like Paracetamol 1gram 4 times a day. Do regular breathing exercises. Hope this helps. Dr Vinu Raj Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon MBBS MRCS FRCS(Trauma&Orth)
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It might be acidity. Take an antacid medicine early in the morning empty stomach regularly for 7 days
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Increase your water intake.
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