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A Bruised Rib From Wrestling
I just got back from a wrestling tourney and now I have pain in my lower left abdomen right below my ribs. It feels tender and risen in that area.
Wrestling: You may have injured your spleen. See a doctor asap or check in at an er. ...Read more
Can't tell: Go to the doctor and get an x-ray - that will tell you. ...Read more
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, although, in reality, unless there is collapse of the lung, there is nothing really to do about a broken rib except for time and healing. ...Read more
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 take several very deep breaths to avoid an increased risk of pneumonia related to more shallow breathing while the brace is in place. Ice packs periodically and Acetaminophen may also be helpful. Ideally rest would be best. ...Read more
? 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 of the discomfort. An x-Ray of the rib cage makes the diagnosis. There is no specific treatment except rest and pain relief unless there are lung complications. If there has been no injury, then a pinched intercostal nerve may cause sharp pain also. ...Read more
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 out injuries that you may not be even considering such as lung and abdominal organ injury. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I crashed my chest forcefully onto the dipping bar while exercising. What kind of stretching/therapy would you recommend for a bruised rib/sternum?
Not much: Really just time will heal this. No stretches or other exercises will heal a bruise or contusion to the chest area. ...Read more
I have a bruised rib right under my breast happen about 3-4 weeks ago, first week it hurt bad but then got better but now it hurts again heat or cold?
Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? I'm 37 and I injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t
Hello.: Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control you are looking for. You might need narcotics and you can only get that by prescription. If you don't have medical insurance you might look into a clinic in your area that provides sliding fee services. Take care. ...Read more
Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?
Could be rib:
Fracture if you had a trauma or rib dysfunction. Read more about it here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more
Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes
Anti-inflammatory: A pulled muscle is certainly a possibility, especially at your age, and would be more tender between the ribs. A bruised rib would be more tender directly on the involved rib. Try an oral anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen - aka Motrin or advil, or naproxyn - aleve) for a week or two, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?
Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.
Be examined: Given your sport (wrestling) and the potential for rib injuries including fractures, you should be examined by a sports medicine physician and x-rays may be considered. They can give medications / pain patches to manage the pain also. There are over the counter pain patches from your local pharmacy that can be used in the meantime. ...Read more
Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?
Hurt palm wrestling mos ago bruise on palm, swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand? Prior TFCC repair 3 yes ago
Hand trauma: You should be seen by a hand specialist, as that's not normal to continue to have shooting pain and numbness ...Read more
Possible: It is possible, depending on your size and the strength of the squeezing. ...Read more
Natural timing: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
See below: Usually bruised ribs will feel sore at the site of the bruise. Other symptoms might be difficulty with breathing because the ribs move when we breath. When ribs are actually broken there is a remote chance that a broken piece can puncture the lung underneath it which would cause severe shortness of breath. ...Read more
Xray! Rib injuries: Depending on the history of injury, x-rays may or may not be necessary, as treatment is generally symptomatic and no different from bruised ribs versus fractured ribs. However, to definitively diagnose whether a rib is fractured or bruised, x-rays or some other radiographic modality (mri, ct) would be needed. ...Read more
NSAIDS: Ibuprofen, the generic for Motrin, or naproxen, the generic for Aleve, are both good options. Bruised ribs can take awhile to heal and can hurt just as much as a fracture. Remember to take regular deep breaths when you have bruised or fractured ribs so that you don't develop lung infections. ...Read more
Active to toleration: Not all rib bruises are the same. Pain and discomfort will dictate what you can and cannot do. Activities that cause deep breathing may be more bothersome early after rib bruising. Restrictive clothing will also cause discomfort. Use your pain as your guide and advance at a slow pace to your individual tolerance. ...Read more
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