Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how to do yoga with a bruised rib

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't tell: Go to the doctor and get an x-ray - that will tell you.
Dr. Robert Purchase
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Doesn't matter: Both are treated the same way, with activity modification and time. Activity modification means avoiding activities that make it hurt, ie coughing, sn ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
38 years experience Family Medicine
X--ray: You need to have an x-ray done to make the diagnosis.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to tell: If its just one rib, it is hard to tell on exam, and sometimes even xray. A ct scan would tell, but involves radiation and sometimes a high cost.
3
3 thanks
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pain: A bruised rib is mainly painful, especially if you breathe in or if you push on it. A chest or rib xray can tell if the rib is bruised or broken, alth ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
NO: Rib pain is exceptionally painful; however, usually does not require hospitalization. Pain medication, rib belt and anti inflammatory medications are ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wells
44 years experience Psychiatry
Brace intermittently: A bruised rib could be supported with a brace or other tightfitting garment, but it will be very important to remove the brace about every hour and t ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ramaboea
Specializes in
Please consult dr: you may need an x-ray and or analgesics. please see your dr
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two. Most heal on their own without surgery, ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
?trauma: If you have had trauma to the chest cage the rib or ribs could be fractured or bruised as the symptoms are essentially similar except for the duration ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Sooner the better: The sooner you see adoctor the better. He can guide you towards proper treatment after a proper dianosis has been established. It is important to rule ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurpreet Sandhoo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month