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Was hit on chest. Have pain in ribs. Will it heal on its own?

I got hit hard in the chest playing basketball three weeks ago and it still hurts. The pain is not superficial, but underneath the ribs and increases when I breathe deep, lie down, or bend over. The pain seemed to have subsided slightly for a couple of days, but has returned today. Should I be concerned of just continue to wait for it to heal?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Unless you have considerable breathing problems you can let the injured tissue to heal on their own. However, if you continue to have discomfort then you should get a x-ray of your chest to exclude any other underlying problem. Continue taking analgesics liberally because they would be able to heal the inflammation associated with the injury.
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