I recently, in fact a week today collapsed and fell heavily whilst doing so and since have suffered swelling and brusing to the centre of my chest, I was advised by doctors I had bruised my sturnum.

My doctor advised he too had recieved the same injury from playing rugby and proscribed me strong pain medication and anti-imflamitries.

I have been told that the pain and swelling will eventually heal itself and that I should not lift or do any heavy work for at least 2 months and that I will feel discomfort for at least 4 weeks but it will heal and there should be no long term issues.

A complication with this injury is as you can not breathe deeply that you can develop and chest infection and this is to be treated with anti-biotics

Posted By Cat on December 19, 2005 at 11:25:10:

In Reply to: INJURED STURNUM posted by LOUISE BENDER on February 20, 2004 at 09:58:59:

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