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A 75-year-old male asked:

I fell hard three days ago, landed on my hands/knees. soon after the right side of my chest and rib cage became very tender. pain has diminished some. still hurts to lay on my back or to press on chest. did not fall on torso just hands/knees. ???

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
The impact of fall: Although you fell on your hands and knees, the fall impacted your whole body, hands/knees were in the forefront but the wave was transmitted to your core as well. Kindly rest, use nsaids/acetaminophen, unless contraindicated, if no improvement see your doctor, wish you wellness
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab commented
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
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You are most welcome Sir, appreciate your thank you note
Oct 19, 2019

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