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if theres no swelling in the area and you are not short of breath it is likely a rib sprain
go up to 600 ibuprofen and ice but as you might imagine takes a long time for a rib injury to resolve
the area left of sternum is where the cartilage connection is and low blood flow so slow healing
other possibilities though unlikely is a rib fracture or collapsed lung-usually more swelling and deformity or short breath accompany-if worse or no change after a week see your dr
even at rest theres pain with breathing in and out so rest and lessen left arm activity as arm over head or back can pull ribs
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