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Feeling pain after squeezing tightly. On aleve and mortrin. Could it be due to pulled muscles?

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Hello, I am A 44 year old five foot 2 inch female who is 180 pounds. My 14 year old son came up behind me about a week ago and squeezed me tightly and tried to pick me up. I immediately felt a sharp pain on my right side that was very strong pain. I am still in pain about a week later. I am assuming I pulled a muscle. I have been taking Aleve, Mortrin adn Byayer back and body but I am still in pain. What is the next step? I feel the pain constantly mildly then a sharp pain if I hiccup, move, stretch, etc. Thank you!
Posted Tue, 7 Aug 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
It most probably seems like a cracked rib with hairline fracture.

Get an X XXXXXXX chest (PA view) done.

Take rest.

You can take a good cough syrup and do steam inhalations.

Hot fomentation on the pain site and application of anti inflammatory gels will also help. You can use a chest belt for relief. Healing usually takes 3-4 weeks.

Consult your physician regarding the same and analgesics like paracetamol and diclofenac can be taken along with appropriate muscle relaxants after his advise.

Get well soon.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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