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    popping in ribs tightness and tightness on the right side of the back
    painfree333 posted:
    Hello guys,[br>[br>I've have had that issue for two years. When i touch my rib area it pops when i turn it pops. Feels like something is grinding in my body and i cant get rid of it. Ever since i had this issue i have had tightness in my neck,chest,shoulders and hip area, all on the right side of my back. I have no pain, but the tightness prevents me from playing basketball because i have no mobility to move from side to side. When i warm up and play there is sharp pain around my rib area. When i push my abs i feel popping and grinding. I've literally been to 10000 doctors and physical therapist and they all told me i just need to stretch and do the work outs. I've also gone to the chiropractor 100000000 times but nothing. Idk what to do anymore, I've been fighting this for two years and it hasn't gotten better. I used to play basketball everyday 2 years ago and since then i haven't played a game.

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