Expert Rib Pain Treatment in Manhattan, Provided by Matthew Spiegel, MD


Rib pain can present with a variety of symptoms depending on the cause of the pain, including a stabbing sensation in the chest, discomfort to the touch, and limited range of motion in the affected area. The pain is usually worst with deep breathing or coughing and may be accompanied by other symptoms such as cough, chest congestion or gastrointestinal issues. There are several possible causes of rib pain, which can range from minor injuries to severe diseases. Common causes include rib fractures, costochondritis, intercostal neuralgia, pleurisy, pneumonia, lung cancer, dislocations and muscle strains or sprains.

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