Our expert says:
You could have cracked a rib - if you press on the area and it feels very tender with a scratcy sound, the bone may be cracked. If the area is very swollen and blue you may have injured and caused bleeding of the muscles of the chest. You can take an anti-inflammatory medication like Voltaren or Brufen and also rub Voltaren jel on the area. If you cough blood or are very short of breath you may have underlying lung damage and then you need to see a doctor.
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