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Should one use a heating pad with bruised ribs Any best

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Should one use a heating pad with bruised ribs? Any "best" treatment?
When did you develop bruises and how? How big is it? What symptoms are you having now?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Lifted heavy TV set. Felt twinge when straightened up. Hurts when cough, sneeze. No bruise. Happened about 3 hours ago. Feel pain when pressing around lower left rib.
Do you have any breathing difficulty?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No difficulty breathing.
Based on the information, you current symptoms could be musculoskeletal in nature . You don't have any alarming symptoms at this time, you can take pain med/ use local pain meds, use heating pad and avoid further trauma. You can expect recovery in about a week.
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