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cheeseeaters
03-14-2004, 10:41 PM
This is not necessarily during tennis:
Sometimes I get a sharp pain near my ribs on my left side like the guy that posted the other topic. However, for me it only hurts(a sharp pain) whenever I inhale deeply. If I just breathe shallowly, it doesn't hurt. Any ideas what causes this or how to prevent it?

Mike Hughes
03-16-2004, 03:52 PM
Is it on the front, the side, or the back part of your body?

polakosaur
03-16-2004, 05:30 PM
its probably your rib, there can be many causes, pressure on a certain area, blood flow, other reasons, if its continues for a while check it out with a doc

cheeseeaters
03-16-2004, 07:03 PM
it is on the front left side in the area around my ribs

Mike Hughes
03-27-2004, 12:44 AM
A sharp pain with inspiration could qualify as a stress fracture, severe sprain of the costal-chondral junction (where the cartilage meets the bone), or some kind of inflammation of the outer lining of your lungs (the exact medical term escapes me because I am writing this very early in the morning), plus maybe a few other things. Best to get it checked out if it persists.