A member asked:

I fell and fractured my rib three days ago. this a.m i woke up and had a different pain sharp pains in left side of chest radiating to back shoulder?

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Dr. Michael Granberry answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Inflammation: Sounds like the bleeding and inflammation from your rib fractures is causing pain in some of the surrounding muscles and possibly the pleura itself. If this does not start improving, or you get short of breath, see your physician.

Answered 3/31/2014

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