|Discussion in 'All Categories' started by yvonne disney - Dec 12th, 2012 12:24 pm.|
|fell and banged my rib cage took pain killers but still in alot of pain|
re: had a fall banged my ribs and in really bad pain by Dr J S Chowhan - Dec 13th, 2012 5:01 am
Dr J S Chowhan
You might have fracture of rib. A rib fracture is really a crack or break in one of several bones of the rib cage. Some slack from the thick cartilage that connects the ribs towards the breastbone may also be referred to as a fractured rib, even if the bone is not broken.
The most common reason behind a fractured rib can be a direct blow on the chest, often from a car accident or perhaps a fall. Coughing hard also can fracture a rib. This can be more prone to happen if you have a disease containing made your bones weak, such as osteoporosis or cancer. It is important to see a doctor after having a rib injury. A blow that tough enough to fracture a rib can also injure your lungs, spleen, bloodstream, or any other parts of your body.
Your ribs have two main jobs:
They protect the organs within your chest. They assist you breathe by continuing to keep space open with your chest while the muscles you employ to breathe squeeze in, or contract. This leaves a lot of space on your lungs to fill up with air. The muscles utilized for breathing pull about the ribs, so breathing may be very painful when you have a fractured rib. Flail chest is a serious problem you do when several ribs are broken in additional than one place. If you have flail chest, the broken area cant hold its shape if you take a breath. This leaves less space with your chest to your lungs to open up and air circulate in. Additionally, it can make it more difficult for the muscles to be effective, therefore it is harder to consider a breath.
Symptoms of fractured rib
A fractured rib might cause mild to severe pain inside the injured area. Pain if you breathe.Pain round the fracture when someone pushes on the breastbone. If you cannot breathe normally as a result of pain or flail chest, you could feel short of breath. Feel anxious, restless, or scared. Have a very headache. Feel dizzy, tired, or sleepy.
Diagnosis of fractured Rib.
Your medical professional asks questions about your injury and performs a physical exam. The physician may Push on the chest to learn what your location is hurt. Watch you breathe and hear your lungs to make certain air is transferring and out normally. Pay attention to your heart. Look at head, neck, spine, and belly to make certain there wont be any other injuries. You may need to offer an X-ray and other imaging test in case your doctor isn't sure regarding your symptoms. But rib fractures dont always be visible on X-rays. To be able to be treated like you have got a fractured rib even if an X-ray is unseen any brittle bones.
For diagnosis and treatment you should consult one orthopedic surgeon and get x-ray and then only proper advice can be given. If you will send your x-ray by email attachment we would be able you to advice.
J S Chowhan
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