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What are the best ways to take care of bruised ribs, (or muscle around the ribs)?

What are the best ways to take care of bruised ribs, (or muscle around the ribs)?

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 more

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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


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Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Usually a trauma tho: it may B small. Weight training, a hit in all contact sports. Also a shorter person reaching into a chest freezer. Some episode U should recall. Treat with rest, ice, ,NSAIDS if able & activity modification. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Fractured ribs: Have you had an x ray following the bruising of your ribs. You may have a fracture d rib. It may be a good idea for you to visit your doctor and discuss the problem with him. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Pleurisy?: This is an area of inflammation in the lining around the lung. Usually doesn't last more than several minutes. If persistent, sounds like it would be reasonable to see your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the differences between a rib fracture, muscle strain, and bruise?

What are the differences between a rib fracture, muscle strain, and bruise?

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

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Can bruised ribs cause nausea?

Can bruised ribs cause nausea?

Ribs: The pain from bruised ribs can in some people cause nausea. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cracked or bruised ribs?

What to do if I have cracked or bruised ribs?

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 more

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How do I care for bruised ribs?

How do I care for bruised ribs?

Rest, meds: There is not much you can do for bruised ribs you will need to rest until symptoms resolve and nsaids may help. Its good to get an xray to make sure you don't have a fracture which will obviously take 6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more