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floating rib pain

Once I was leaning forward in the car, looking under the seat, for something and felt something give  then pain in my side  at bottom  of  my ribs..... this has happened several times since... I think it's the floating rib...is there something that can be done about it?
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144586 tn?1284669764
Usually nothing except avoid straining, warm moist compresses and baths, a steroidal cream robbed over the area and an NSAID such as ibuprufin.

Usually this problem resolves itself with time.

There is no specific surgical procedure and splinting is not a good idea.
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