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Took punch to my ribs. Pain in sternum and back. What should I do?

good day, last week i took a hard punch to my ribs (about 10cm under my armpit) it didn't hurt much at the time, but the pain came the morning after, i had to roll myself out of bed. the rib itself is not sour but whenever i take a deep breath i experience severe pain in my sternum and my back, and it seems to be getting worse. what should i do?
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Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Hi,

The pain is a result of the blunt injury caused to the ribs and the underlying muscles, I would suggest you to go for a check up or X ray, to rule out any injury to the underlying lung pleura(a covering of the lungs), try taking homeopathic remedy Arnica 200, 4 pills every 3 hours till the pain subsides.

Take care, get well soon.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
  User's Response
Hi,

The pain is a result of the blunt injury caused to the ribs and the underlying muscles, I would

suggest you to go for a check up or X ray, to rule out any injury to the underlying lung pleura(a

covering of the lungs). There might have been a mild effusion of the pleura since youre having

pain on inspiration, however homeopathically Arnica 200, 4 pills every 3 hours would relieve the

pain

Take care, get well soon.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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