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Fell down steps, injury to rib cage, pain on putting pressure. Treatment?

42 yr old male in good shape, fell down stairs 3 days ago and sustained moderate pain to left side of rib cage. No pain between ribs, however direct pressure to two of them are very sensitive. Can take a deep breath but with some discomfort to left side. Other than OTC medicines, should cage be wrapped? Have not gone for x-rays.
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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hi.. ideally you should take an x ray and rule out fracture... if there is a fracture immobilization with strap can hasten heeling.. you should take a good anti inflammatory drug for a wee or two also...
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