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Swelling, protruding left ribcage, difficulty breathing, lifting arm, bending. Cure?

Hello My name is XXXXXX. I was lifted 4 days ago by suprise from behind and my left rib cage appears to be sticking out. At the time when this happened i found it very difficult to catch my breath and remain to at times. It is very sore and tender but the pain is worse when im laying down. Im finding it difficult to lift my left arm and to bend down. It doesnt feel broken though. Kind Regards
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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It seems that you have suffered a fracture of the rib or a soft tissue injury due to the compression caused while lifting. Most of the times such injuries do heal on their own with adequate rest and mild pain killers.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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