Rib cage pain includes any pain or discomfort in the area of the ribs.
Pain - rib cage
With a broken rib, the pain gets worse when bending and twisting the body. Such movement does not cause the pain in those who have
- Bruised, cracked, or fractured rib
- Inflammation of cartilage near the breastbone (
- Pleurisy (the pain is worse when breathing deeply)
Review Date: 01/31/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.