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Cracking sound from the rib, pain while coughing and laughing. Broken rib?

hi,my mum seemed like she was choking on fruit so i tried putting my arms around waist to try get it out the something manouver,however i did make her spit up the piece of fruit,but in doin so i heard something crack,a rib i suspect,she is now in pain with her rib,sore to cough laugh,put on trousers etc,im just wondering what she should do,please send a reply.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

I have read your query in detail. The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain.
To get relief from the pain and for quick healing, I advice her to-
1. Do hot fomatation at the site.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.
4. Do not lift weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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