My rib cage sometimes hurts to. I feel like I'm being stabbed in the ribs or socked in the ribs. darn that hurts.
hi there - could be something called Costochondritis....google it and have a look at the symptoms. I was diagnosed with it and one of the things I found helped a bit, was putting a pillow under my left arm.
It is an inflammation between the ribs of an arthritic nature apparantly, but IM not a doctor, so just check it out on a reliable site.
Good luck, its sure not nice while it lasts. Be sure tho, that you spell it right when googling..its COSTOCHONDRITIS.
Nanners, it does sound like costochondritis and I do have that. It can be miserable and it hurts to breathe. My doctor has me taking ibuprofen with food for that and it does help. Here is some info about costochondritis. See if this sounds like you.
Try using a rice bag or Bed Buddy. The moist heat should help some. It's an awful feeling, I know.