A member asked:

1week since i fell & hurt chest & ribs lt. side. doctor thinks nondisplaced rib fracture but hurt all the way to shoulder blade pain 6/10. what to do?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. answered

Chest Wall Injuries: Unfortunately it'll continue to hurt for few weeks before it gets better The chest wall is in continuous movement with ring respiration and that gives a little time for the muscles to rest and recover from the injury What you need now is strong pain killers, to help you breathing better and helps you breathing deep to prevent any infections of the lungs

Answered 12/10/2018


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Mgt: The shoulder blade would be unlikely to fracture with a fall, but it is possible. I would suggest discussing Vitamin D and Calcium supplements, Motrin and heating pad for pain control with your PCP. If you experience any acute change in your pain or respiratory difficulty please see the ED.

Answered 4/1/2017



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