Bruised Rib Treatments Bell CA

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Richy Agajanian, MD
(562) 869-1201
11480 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
Business
The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation
Specialties
Oncology
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Residency Training: University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Medical School: UCLA Olive View Medical Center/ Cedars Sinai Medical Center,
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Member Organizations: American Society of Clinical Oncology American Medical Association American Society of Hematology Armenian American Medical Association Society of General Internal Medicine Medical Oncology Association of Southern California Pi Kappa Fraternity
Awards: Physician of the Year awared by the 2007-2008 Residency Program at Downey Regional Medical Center
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Armenian,Chinese,Cantonese,Tagalog

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Elvia Stavropoulos MD
(323) 721-6103
5373 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Business
Allergy Control Center & Medicine
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Ara Kelekian, DPM
(323) 622-1161
515 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA

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Vetco Hospital 403
(323) 725-6788
1425 N Montebello Blvd
Montebello, CA

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Jennifer C Chen, MD
(626) 571-0111
500 N Garfield Ave
Monterey Park, CA
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Eric C Chang MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine

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Hunt Chiropractic
(562) 372-3553
12900 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA

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Romeo E Velasco, MD
(213) 413-3324
711 N Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA
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Erlinda Velasco MD & Romeo Velasco MD
Specialties
Anesthesiology

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Maria C Hernandez MD
(562) 692-0621
4530 S Rosemead
Pico Rivera, CA
Specialties
Family Practice

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Tommy H Chen MD
(323) 727-0163
101 E Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA
Specialties
Dermatology

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Mauricio E Bueno, MD
(323) 317-9200
1701 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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Family Care Specialists
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Family Practice

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Bruised Ribs

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Bruised Ribs

How to Treat Bruised Ribs

by Ian Brown

Thinking about what injury to write about, I went and played hockey the other week and guess what, I bruised my ribs. Bruised ribs can be very painful, let me tell you. The impact that causes the bruising will affect the muscles between the ribs; which will cause pain when you breathe, walk, sit-up or do almost anything.

If you are unlucky enough, like I was, you may even sublux (pop) a rib. In my case I bruised the bottom rib which caused me to have problems with my abdominals. This occurred because the abdominals compensated for the injury. In most cases the rib will find its way back into its proper position. If severe pain continues I recommend seeing a chiropractor.

To treat this you should, as always, ice for the first 48-72 hours with very limited stretching. After this, progress to more aggressive stretching within your pain tolerance. Fig 1.1 shows you the proper way to stretch. If no pain is felt, or it is slight, try taking a deep breathe and holding it for approximately 10 seconds while performing this stretch.

If pain has been eliminated by the fifth day then you may start with some light cardiovascular to help strengthen the muscles between the ribs (intercostals). If pain is still too great to start these exercises, then continue with the stretching until this pain has been eliminated.

With this injury it may take a long time to heal because of the constant movement and contraction of the abdominals and the intercostals. Another precaution to be aware of with this injury is any damage that may have occurred to any of the internal organs. You may be able to tell whether the injury is superficial or deep. If you are not sure and the pain or discomfort continues for more than two weeks then you should consult your physician.

With my injury I barely felt any pain at the time of impact and the discomfort didn't start till the day after. It progressively got worse until I had to see...

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