Associated swelling,redness on ribcage?
Any visible bruising?
Pain in chest during deep breathing?
When did this incident happened?
Are you taking any medications?
Any medical history?
It is slghtly swollwn and beginning to bruise. There is no deep chest pain with breathing. I am very stiff and it hurts to laugh, cough, move, bend..just about everything. This happened on Monday morning. I do not take any medications and have no medical history.
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
Well as it is bruising and pain is unbearable so in my opinion,you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and a clinical examination by your regular doctor and further chest x-ray to rule out rib fracture at first place.
Other possible cause may include Intercostal muscle strain.
Apply an ice pack 20 minutes of every hour for the first 2 days.
You may need prescription pain medicines (narcotics) to keep your pain under control
For pain, you can take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
Having said this,consult your doctor or visit ER ASAP for prompt management.
I hope this helps.
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