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signs of injured ribs

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Rib pain: It may or may not be a bad thing. If your pain is still a problem for you, see your doctor.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Degeneration, trauma: Are common causes. Ribs also have cartilage in front that can get misplaced during injury or even during sleep.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing specific: There are no specific exercises for such an injury. Rather, you can work on generalized conditioning (i.e. Walking, light aerobic exercise) as well a ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Rib pain: You probably fractured a rib. This can take some months to heal and the pain to completely subside. If you are not having any shortness of breath and ... Read More
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should have a new xray done of the area to see what things look like. Then lots of antiinflammatories. I prefer the herbal kind as these are not ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
X-ray: Please go to a hospital urgently to get an X-ray and assessment done. Best wishes
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Yes: It may slip and lead to a condition called slipped rib syndrome. It can be manually replaced by an osteopathic physician, physical therapist or chirop ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
EVAL: Sorry. Don't know the extent of injury. Also don't know your symptoms. Many conditions can result from thoracic injury (i.e., pulmonary contusion, pne ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be serious : anyone who's lethargic and can't stay awake or has trouble staying awake after an injury Needs seek immediate medical attention These symptoms can be ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Takes several months: Costochondrial separations are seen commonly as sports injuries, from twisting forces. They take several months to heal and the key is to reduce the p ... Read More
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