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Suggest Treatment For Severe Pain In The Ribs

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Posted on Sat, 15 Oct 2016
Question: i twisted awkwardly sliding off a bed while playing with my wife and daughter.i now have extreme pain in my rib at the bottom of my right pectoral.hurts to breathe deeply,laugh cough and many movements.will i further injure myself with mild exercise,work,etc?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Muscle strain likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in the rib that you have is likely to be due to a minor muscle strain or tear. You need to give rest to it to heal. Avoid all the painful movements, take rest and have a mild pain killer or an oral muscle relaxant. If the pain is too much then using a chest belt of appropriate size will be helpful.
Avoid doing exercise for 2 weeks and do only those activities that are painless.
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.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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Suggest Treatment For Severe Pain In The Ribs

Brief Answer: Muscle strain likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain in the rib that you have is likely to be due to a minor muscle strain or tear. You need to give rest to it to heal. Avoid all the painful movements, take rest and have a mild pain killer or an oral muscle relaxant. If the pain is too much then using a chest belt of appropriate size will be helpful. Avoid doing exercise for 2 weeks and do only those activities that are painless. 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. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal