Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Fell on shoulders. Suffering from pain, stiffness, difficult in breathing. Should I be concerned?

During the Easter weekend, I had a heavy fall directly landing on the shoulders (falling backwards) with my entire weight..... At the time it didnt really bother me, as it was during a childs party and so I didnt feel much at the time. However, its now been 2 months and I am suffering with pain in the area mentioned, it can be panful to breath and or to move.... some days its worse the others, however, sometimes it seems to effect my neck and even causing stiffness . Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  31
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
This is quite common occurrence with rib fracture as they take long time in healing and some time it can be painful for 3 months. I would recommend you following things for pain relief though coughing and sneezing will always be painful.
1. Apply hot water and Diclofenac ointment
2. Take Brufen and Ultracet tablet for pain relief
3. Avoid lying down on affected side
Answered: Fri, 28 Mar 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor