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Slipped on wet floor, banged the ribs, pains extremely when touched or sneezed. Any solution ?

i was bathing my 2 young children last night and slipt on the wet floor and fell on the side of the bath banging my ribs once i fell on the floor i could not catch my breathe and could not move from the position i landed for around 10 mins due to the pain once i did move and till now my ribs are so much in pain i can not cough as it hurts or sneeze i can not touch my ribs or breathe that well as the pain is quite intense it is extremely painfull when i move it hurts even when i am asleep i am in alot of pain please help
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture rib.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. 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.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid sternous activity and rest well.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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