Three days ago while playing in a Basketball tournement. I took an offensive charge. I took a huge blow from an oppnents shoulder directly into the right side of my rib cage. I could actually feel my rib flex inward from the blow. The point of contact was directly under my right pectorial muscle. Since sustaining this injury I have been in great pain when positioning myself to lie down. Also I cannot bend over to pick anything up. I was told that if it were broken I'd have pain when breathing so i believe it to only be a bruise. I've soaked in epsom salt and i try lying on a pillow what can i do to speed the recovery and stop the pain?

Posted By Shawn T. Miller on May 01, 2004 at 07:48:52:

Proven effective in the treatment of swelling and edema of the ankle joints. Controlled, uniform compression throughout entire effected area.

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