I injured my rib about 5 months ago- initial xrays at the ER did not reveal a fracture, but my primary Dr. (after examination), said it was likely a cracked rib at the botton/tip of the left rib- and that it doesn't always show on an x-ray. I have taken pain medicine and applied pain patches, but still have pain when breathing/moving or touching my rib. since there was no evident fracture, what should I do? I have been ignoring it for months since I was told there was nothing that could be done, except to control pain. The pain isn't as bad as the first 2-3 months, but it's still bothersome. What does this sound like?
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