Hello and welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your query.
to the chest could be extremely painful even when there is no underlying injury to the skeletal structure. But, we always look out for symptoms like difficulty in breathing for further evaluation.
The difficulty in breathing could be a sign of a fracture
rib, or injured cartilage
. A physical examination and a chest x-ray would be the best thing to do as of now.
I request you to kindly take your doctor to a doctor for the best management of her condition. Once all possibilities have been ruled out, and if it only muscular injury, then the application of topical pain management ointments
would help greatly.
I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to me anytime for further clarifications.