Suggest treatment for left-sided pain under breast after injury

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I was exercising on my exercise ball and lost my balance. I rolled off and hit the floor hard on my left side under the breast. I am ok when I'm sitting but its painful to stand up. It as also hurts when I cough. I assume I bruised some ribs. Can I do self care at home? I am taking Naproxen.
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pain is due to musculoSkeletal cause.

Detailed Answer:
As per your description, it looks like musculoskeletal pain.

I prescribe Skeletal muscle relaxant tablet containing Thiocolchicoside to my patients with similar complaints. You need a good pain killer too.I add Etoricoxib tablet too to my patients .

Simple Naproxen may not help. Skeletal muscle relaxant tablet should also be added.

It will come down gradually.
If there is no response, I will get a Xray Chest -AP view and rule out rib fracture.

Nothing to worry.
You can manage at home

Hope I answered your query . If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 16 minutes later
OK. I'll see how the pain is in the morning and may have to go to my Doctor to get a stronger pain killer. I also have pain across the back when I walk.
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pain killer and Muscle relaxant tablets will help.

Detailed Answer:

Yes, you need a good pain killer and skeletal muscle relaxant tablet.
Please consult your doctor and proceed accordingly.
Wish you good health and speedy recovery.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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