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What's the fastest way to heal a broken rib? Do i wrap it up or just leave it be?

What's the fastest way to heal a broken rib? Do i wrap it up or just leave it be?

Variable: Be examined. Get chest x-ray front or back rib. More than one rib? Pain? Complications can include pneumothorax, blood in chest, pneumonia. Wraps usually are not very much help. ...Read more

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Awful sharp pain lower right ribs. Lasted 2 mins. Hurt to move/breathe way worse than when had spontan pneumomed but gone so fast... What was this?

Awful sharp pain lower right ribs. Lasted 2 mins. Hurt to move/breathe way worse than when had spontan pneumomed but gone so fast... What was this?

C ostepathic doctor: If your ribs hurt when moving, or breathing, you could have either a muscular spasm involving the rib, inflammation present, or something internal going on. Best to see an osteopathic doctor, who can do a complete musculoskeletal exam, of your neck, back, hips, extremities, pelvis, sacrum and ribs, and assess what's going on more precisely.S/he can also treat you to alleviate the pain without meds. ...Read more

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Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below  my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

No quick answer: Resting the area is the only treatment. Unfortunately, when you strain a muscle near the ribs, it is impossible to 100% rest is - due to the need of the diaphragm and ribs for breathing... So don't over-do it with activity and be careful with coughing/sneezing and lying on that side while sleeping... ...Read more

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Acute, very sharp & fast shooting pains around my ribs going to middle back. What could this be?

Acute, very sharp & fast shooting pains around my ribs going to middle back. What could this be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What if you have pains in area of left side ribs that at times feels like your hearts going to fast or to slow the pain gets so bad you can't get up?

What if you have pains in area of left side ribs that at times feels like your hearts going to fast or to slow the pain gets so bad you can't get up?

Diagnosis?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. A diagnosis is what you specifically lack! a 30 day event monitoring exam would be a good starter to see what's happening during your symptoms. Other tests may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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I've bin having a weard pain unDer my left side armpit when I point it out I fell my ribs, most times I panic and my hart starts beating fast pls help?

I've bin having a weard pain unDer my left side armpit when I point it out I fell my ribs, most times I panic and my hart starts beating fast pls help?

Assessment: Recommend medical assessment to determine if there is a medical condition causing these symptoms. If not - behavioral health evaluation to rule anxiety disorders or panic attacks/ panic disorder would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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