I fell 2 days ago and went to the hospital and diagnosis was I have a severely bruised ribs; I have been doing ice packs now 3rd day I am hurting bad I can not sleep move or bend; what do u recommend?

Does it hurt if you take in a deep breath? You may have cracked or even fracture one or more ribs. Did they take xrays?

Frankly there's not much to be done; it will hurt for about two weeks and then slowly improve. After six weeks, if you still have pain, consult a local chiropractor; you may injured one of the joints of the rib, back or front, but nothing can be done at present.

Use ice for pain, be careful and yes it hurts. Taping sometimes will help.

Dr B

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