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Broken/Bruised Rib?

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  • Posted By: Betwixt
  • October 25, 2010
  • 02:43 PM

I was at the driving range last week and I probably hit 500+ balls. I got a sharp pain in my lung area. At the time I thought it was just a cramp so I packed it up and called it a day. The next morning I could barely get out of bed. I fought through the pain and played a round of golf. Since that day I haven't played any golf because I have been in too much pain. For the first few days it hurt when I would take deep breaths and sleeping was very uncomfortable. If I layed on my back it felt like my chest was caving in on me, and it obviously hurt if I layed on my chest or either side. Getting out of bed in the morning was a painful project that I had to plan each movement to minimize pain.

A week later, I am starting to feel better, but the pain still exists doing all the things I mentioned above but it is a manageable pain now.

It seems like I could have a bruised or broken rib but my question is how did this happen. I didn't get hit in the chest at all. I was just swinging a golf club.

About 6-7 years ago a friend and I were play fighting and he, who is about 180lbs to my 135lbs, bear hugged me and I remember hearing a crack and being in pain similar to what i am experiencing now for about a week. Is it possible that 6 years ago I did break a rib and possibly re-injured it somehow by swinging a golf club?

I am a 30 year old male.

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