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what happened to my ribs?
« on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:14 am »
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I was lying on my chest doing leg curls when all of a sudden i heard a clicking/popping sound in my ribs (directly to the left of my left pectoral).  After that there was pain if i put pressure on my chest or ribs.  I know it couldn't have been a fracture bc breathing was ok and pain wasn't unbearable.

I don't believe i injured it before, it did feel awkward though when i was doing some knee hug stretch by rolling on my back few days earlier.

It's painful to press down on my chest / rib cage or lie face down.  I do have another injury sustained to my sternum years ago that is still taking time to heal, sometimes i can hear the cartilage cracking, but that is different from this injury.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Re: what happened to my ribs?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 10:37:13 am »
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rest it and ice it for a couple of days. then gently try to exercise the area again. if that doesn't work and the pain persists, see a doctor.
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Re: what happened to my ribs?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 10:42:44 am »
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looks like I got costochondritis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costochondritis
33yrs | 24in SVJ | >45% BF | 227LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 400lb max squat paused | 5'8 wingspan | 26in RVJ

Coming back from 2 years of inactivity!

Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB