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Rib contusion after being hit under sternum, pain below rib cage while breathing. Advice?

I got hit just below my sternum in my upper abdominal region 11 days ago and I m still in pain. I received workman s comp and went to the ER last Thursday and they said I have a rib contusion. But the most pain is just below my rib cage. I have pain when I take a deep breath or when I try to reach for something. What should I do?
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Hello Sir,

Did you get an X-ray done? Or an MRI?

What were the findings?

If both were normal, then there is nothing to worry as the pain would disappear within a few days as soon as the contusion heals.

It is advisable to restrict movements and take adequate rest.


Dr Gautham
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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