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Rib pain, spasms on right side, unable to bend, pain on breathing deeply. Broken ribs?

Hello, I fell out of a truck 2 days ago and my ribs under my right breast and right side hurts bad, hard time taking a deep breath and feels like a stabbing spasms. I can t bend at all and can t sleep.. Just wondering if I broke my ribs and should I be putting ice or heat on it to help the intense pain. In horrible pain !!
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.

It seems from the description that you could have suffered a soft tissue contusion with resultant muscle spasm causing you symptoms
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Sun, 6 Jul 2014
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