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Bruised Ribs Muscle
Rest: Rest, warm compresses to area, deep breathing exercises to prevent pneumonia from occurring. Topical herbal poultices can be helpful for pain and speeding recovery. I get good results with recovazon topical gel. Check my website for details www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes
Have pain in chest that seems to get better when laying flat or staying still. EKG normal, most likely broken or bruised ribs/muscles around heart?
Chest pain: From out here can't tell what's going on. Musculoskeletal causes are certainly possible but can't tell from out here what's going on with you. ...Read more
I recently bruised my ribs. I'm having severe cramping, muscle spasms in the same area. I can hardly move without being gripped by this terrible pain.
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.
Similar pain: All three of these injuries can have a similar presentation of chest wall pain and pain with movement and expansion i the rib cage. The difference may come in the mechanism of injury and recovery time. A rib fracture and bruise can take 4-6 weeks to full recover while a muscle strain could heal quicker. A x-ray can locate a fracture but treatment is similar. Assure good deep breaths and rest. ...Read more
X-rays fine?: If you have been checked for any lung puncture and the ribs are just cracked, you should have been prescribed pain medication. A muscle relaxant can help in addition. A lidocaine patch could help (script). You can use your hand or a pillow as a splint when you need to move or take those deep breaths. Heating pad helps. Be sure to see a doc if you have any fever, cough, or shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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