Chances of a rib fracture, just by bending or reaching out for a object is very less likely.
The description of the pain is mostly due to a muscle sprain, due to abnormal posture maintained during the act described. Such pain can respond to ââmedications ââlike Ibuprofen 400 mg ââtaken three times a day. This generally âresolves within a week. â
In case, you seem to have severe symptoms which are unusual, and prevent you to sleep, work or do âyour regular routine normally, âyou might consult with your doctor for a examination and treatment with muscle relaxants and pain killers. A X ray of the chest can also be done to clear your doubts about rib fracture.
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