I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage, what is it?

Lately I have been waking up with a weird sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It is a very sharp sudden pain and begins mainly when I am laying on my right hand side but then once triggered it continues for quite some time. Heat helps calm it down the best. I also had random shoulder/arm pain and aching once with it and when I walked around my arm felt useless (left arm). Not sure what is causing this. It is in the area where my sleep would be. Almost one year ago in a college division one soccer game I was kneed directly in the rib cage in the area the pain is. I was told I had a very slight fracture in my rib and bruising but nothing to be worried about. Not sure if this could be connected? Just curious if you’d be able to pin point this a little more to what it could be causing that pain after about a year (I know it is hard with everything it could be). Thanks for your time!





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this has nothing to the 1 year old trauma.
these complaints are of a pinched nerve in the neck . you should get a xray / mri of the cervical spine to confirm the diagnosis.
anti inflammatory tablets, vitamin/methycobal tablets with local gel and hot fomentation can help.
consult a orthopedist.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS CAN BE DUE TO INTRA ABDOMIAL PATHOLOGIES IN THE LEFT HYPOCHONDRIAC REGION CAUSING REFERRED PAIN IN OTHER AREAS THROUGH CONNECTED NERVES.
A CT ABDOMEN WILL BE OF HELP. RARELY INTERCOSTAL NERVE INFLAMMATION MAY PRESENT IN SIMILAR WAY

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