The rib issue can be a difficult thing. I am currently dealing with a rib issue also. Mine is on my left side. I have a popping feeling also. Of course mine is due from a back injury from a car accident but they are not sure what it is. Im sure all the coughing I have done due to my asthma doesnt help the situation. They say all my xrays look normal but something is not right. Sometimes when I breath I feel my lower rib pop in and out. My ribs are also very sensitive to touch in that same area. I have been to lots of appts and right now they are focused more on my back injury than my ribs. I have future appts to so idk I guess I will see what happens with that. If you find out anything let me know and I will do the same. Good Luck!!!
I was diagnosed with Asthma in Feb 2007. I was in a car accident in Oct '07 and now suffer from intercostal neuralgia in the left side of my back and ribs.
Current Medications- Advair 250, Albuterol, Flexeril
Past Medications- Flovent 110 and Prednisone