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Difficulty in breathing, pain in the chest while coughing after a fall. Pulled muscle?

actually i fell down day before yesterday while playing cricket. i felt hard on my chest , at that point for about 30 sec i felt difficlut to breath after that it was normal. And now as it is i dont have any pain, but if i sneeze or cough i get pain for about 2 sec ans then im ok. is this due muscle pull or will there be other reasons.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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  User's Response
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
from the history given it seems you are having muscle pull problem.
Depends on the severity of the injury.
best treatment for this is RICE therapy.
The doctor can also determine if you need to restrict your activity, take days off work, and if rehabilitation exercises or physical therapy are required to help you recover.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Hello dear...
The symptoms as well as the history of trauma due to fall (as mentioned in your post) suggest that the pain might be due to muscle pull.
There is nothing to worry.
It will subside on its own.
To provide symptomatic relief you can apply analgesic ointment or take muscle relaxants.
Also make sure you do not put strain on your chest muscles.
If the symptoms persist or aggravate, then it will be better to consult your Doctor & get a proper physical examination done.
Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
As per your description you are suffering from muscle pull.
Meanwhile following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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