Bruised ribs or pulled muscle?

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  1. Mill

    Mill Lifer

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    I was goofing off with my girlfriend, and we basically decided to run down a sidewalk. Well, being that drunk people make all sidewalks in Bogota, it went from level to about 3 foot up, and I didn't see it. I fell face foward, but I broke my fall with my palms (no damage there as I was wearing a long jacket that covered my arms and hands) and rolled over on my side. No blood or bruises, but now right below my right pec is killing me. I can't tell if it is the muscle or the top of my ribs. I heard something pop when I rolled, but I don't know what it is. It isn't horrible, but mainly when I lift my arms or sit up in bed or in a chair.

     
  2. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    broken rib

    it will heal on its own, in a few weeks or so
     
  3. Lorax

    Lorax Golden Member

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    sure, blame the drunk sidewalk makers of bogota.
     
  4. KLin

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    See what horseplay gets you? ;)
     
  5. Mill

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    I assure you that not a single sidewalk or road was built by a sober person in the entire city.
     
  6. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    horesplay leads to sick bay, that is what they always told us on the ship (Navy)
     
  7. Cerpin Taxt

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    I doubt its broken. It's likely bruised. When you run your hand over where it hurts, if you feel a raised area it may be dislocated.

    I took a huge shot to the ribs in a rugby game two weeks ago. It hurts a lot and it makes it really hard to do things like sit-ups. Still, I don't think mine's broken, so I really doubt yours is.
     
  8. ArchCenturion

    ArchCenturion Senior member

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    Im sorry, I know your probably in pain. But I laughed when i clicked this thread.
     
  9. gsethi

    gsethi Diamond Member

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    ATOT Medical team charges $300/min. Going to your doctor might be cheaper :p
     
  10. BooGiMaN

    BooGiMaN Diamond Member

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    its all fun and games until someone falls on the sidewalk built by drunk sidewalk builders......i bet she laugh her ass off when you fell though......:p
     
  11. TallBill

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    I bruised/cracked a rib once and it hurt like hell everytime I moved for about a month. Terrible pain.
     
  12. MrScott81

    MrScott81 Golden Member

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    Does it hurt when you take a deep breath? If so, it is probably a pulled muscle.
     
  13. eplebnista

    eplebnista Lifer

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    feeling better?
     
  14. MasonLuke

    MasonLuke Senior member

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    you have a contusion. it will hurt for a week or 2, but will heal 100%
     
  15. randomint

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    one EFFIN x-ray > ATOT !