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    Age: 50, Male, Presenting Problem Since: 3 years, Symptom Behaviour: constant, Symptoms Worse (24hr Behaviour): during the day especially if sitting, Aggravating Factors:: bending forward, Easing Factors:: leaning back and pushing chest upwards, Investigations: neck x-ray, ultrasound and mri to abdomen, No Diabetes, No history of High Blood Pressure, No Medications, No Osteoporosis, No Hx of Cancer, No Unexplained Weight Loss, No Bowel/Bladder issues, Other Info: no

    Major problem / Symptomatic Areas

    Thoracic Spine

    Shoulder - Posterior - Right

    Hip, Groin, Pelvis - Anterior - Right

    Referred pain to right groin area that is relieved by pressure to lower right posterior ribs

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    About three years ago I was doing a lot of gym, abs, cycling and running when I started getting a pain in my lower right abdomen and groin area. After lots of examinations doctors found nothing wrong with this area. However, a physio has told me that it may be due to a tear in the QL and used ultrasound and prescribed cool pads to be applied a few times throughout the day. This did not seem to help at all so I thought I would do some online research.

    I have found that the pain is relieved by any pressure to the posterior lower right ribs - near the outside of the chest - not near the spine. As the pain goes so it is replaced by an ache in the same area - maybe rib 8. It feels like the ribs can move a bit in a grinding way on that side. Any ideas what it could be and what stretches I can do?

    I am trying to stretch out the hip flexors, QL and lats. Back exercises seem to help such as superman. It does look like my left hip is a bit higher than my right.

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    Re: Referred pain to right groin area that is relieved by pressure to lower right posterior ribs

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    Sounds like you have a slipping rib at T8. If pressing it in helps then a rib belt of sorts could work. Trying cortisone or alcohol injections to area might help though the latest thing is botulinum:
    Botulinum Toxin Treatment for Slipping Rib Syndrome: A Case... : The Clinical Journal of Pain



 
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