Bruised Ribs

Several years ago, I started having problems with my left lower rib, popping out whenever I would bend forward, which caused me to gasp and wait until it went back in. I was told this was a "floating rib", but I had never had one before and never understood how that had happened.
Last week, while in our jacuzzi, I leaned over the edge to get ice and felt this tremendous pressure and knew the rib went back into place...as it does not stick out any longer. However, I cannot sleep as the pain is getting worse. Is this just bruised?

Posted By Jo on March 21, 2004 at 10:41:42:

Disclaimer

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Ask The Chiropractor ] [ Disclaimer ]
Follow Ups
Post Followup

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Ask The Chiropractor ] [ Disclaimer ]

Disclaimer

    We offer you an opportunity to ask specific questions to knowledgeable professionals. Any information posted on orthopedicquestions.com is intended for general informational purposes only and is not medical advice, and should not be construed as medical opinion, diagnosis or treatment. See your health-care professional for medical advice and treatment.
Foot Forum (Foot-Podiatry specialists)
Ask the PT-Athletic Trainer (Sports Physical Therapy specialist)
Ask the Chiropractor (Back and Spine Specialist)