This is a different expert.
See a physician about this pain.
Specifically, an orthopedist, or a physical medicine , MD specialist.
First: cracked ribs do not always show up on an x ray if not done correctly, or if minor.
Second, ligment, muscle and nerve injury is possible in this area, and the correct physical therapy can vastly accelerate healing.
You do not want to have long standing pain from this injury, and PT can make sure that you restretch muscles as needed.
We do not replace a doctors visit, and we do not tell you what threatment to do on your own: we do not replace your doctor.
I am a double board certified US doctor with over 20 years experience with this type of problem.
Find me in medical by request any day of the week.
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