Why Pain In The Right And Left Ribs After Lifting A Heavy Bag?

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Good morning, the last few days the left and right ribs often feel painful, the breath also feels tight and short. Initially only the left side but over time the right side also aches. Usually felt when taking a breath or sometimes when doing activities. The pain started after I lifted a backpack which was quite heavy, even though I had often carried a heavy bag before. That’s why yaa, then handling it like what? U003cbr u003thank you ..

1 Answer:

Thank you for the question, I will try to answer your question.


Chest pain is generally divided into two, namely chest pain caused by the heart (cardiac) and not the heart (noncardiac). Chest pain caused by the heart is usually in the form of pain in the left chest, such as feeling of pressure / oppression translucent to the back, jaw, to the arm, accompanied by excessive sweating, and improves with administration of heart medications. Some of the factors that cause chest pain include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess body weight, smoking, and others.


Chest pain that is not caused by the heart and is caused by disorders of the muscles, bones, or digestion, including:

Trauma or injury to the chest, symptoms of limited range of motion, muscle and joint pain
Inflammation of cartilage, symptoms in the form of chest pain especially when coughing, rib pain
Stomach disease, symptoms that arise in the form of a burning sensation, bitter taste, nausea, vomiting

Excessive exercise, heavy lifting habits (as you experience), or excessive chest muscle movements can cause tension in the chest muscles, causing pain. Injury to the chest will cause stretching or tearing of the chest muscles, or can cause rib fractures if the trauma is severe. This pain is usually aggravated by movement / activity, when inhaling or coughing, pain when pressed, and the pain is specific to the location of the pain can be appointed with a finger.


Generally, this pain is not an emergency, but if you feel severe pain that interferes with daily activities, continues, or gets worse it is better to consult a surgeon to get the right treatment. The doctor will conduct questions and answers about complaints, physical examinations, and additional examinations if needed such as x-rays, laboratories, etc.


Some things you can do at home to reduce complaints, including:

Get enough rest, do light activities
Cold compress if painful
Take pain medication prescribed by the doctor
Avoid lifting or carrying heavy objects
Eat nutritious foods
Sufficient fluid needs

Thus, hopefully useful.

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