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Suggest treatment for rib pain caused by an injury

3 weeks ago I had a fall from the ground to the steps and my right rib area could not get any support and actually the whole fall was supported by the right rib area. I immediately washed the area using hot saline water and got some relief. I consulted a specialist who took 2 x rays one on spine and one the rib area. He prescribed pain killers. Now the pain persists one the right rib side especially one or two ribs which can be felt on moving of fingers over the area. I cant take rest or sleep on lying the affected area. please advise me for further remedies.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016
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Hi ,
In my opinion you had cracked rib which is hard to see on x ray until one week later , i recommend another x ray , also use a belt surrounding your chest at the painfull area till then

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Suggest treatment for rib pain caused by an injury

Hi , In my opinion you had cracked rib which is hard to see on x ray until one week later , i recommend another x ray , also use a belt surrounding your chest at the painfull area till then Good Luck