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Bruised ribs. X-ray showed no breaks. Popping feeling. Pain near ribs. Healing process?

I bruised my ribs while participating in a rodeo event. That was four weeks ago. I went to the ER right after. They did X-rays and told me they saw no cracks or breaks but becase I was experiecing a popping feeling that I may have torn some cartilage. At this time, it feels as though it has almost healed. I went from barely being able to move to functioning normal for the most part. However, just today I have experienced a periodic mild aching from the side of my rib. Is this more of the healing process? Should I be concerned? And is there a chance of blood clots in the lungs from this injury?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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hello ,this is dr n..
followed the history ,,seems you had a muscular injury which is in the process of healing..seems do not have a bony or lung injury as dont have any other not worry ,give rest to yhe painful part for some days to heal,avoid lifting weights,exercise involving chest and shoulders,pain killers if necessary..consult a doctor if pain persists or have any other complaints...bye take care
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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