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This is likely due to the significant soft tissue injey around the rib cage from the fall.
However, there is also risk of rib fracture from the fall.
That should be confirmed with xrays.
If there is no displaced fracture, then the management of rib fracture is same as soft tissue injury alone.
Ice, ibuprofen, avoidance of any exertional activities that require use of rib cage muscles will help with recover over 2 weeks or so.
You should get the Xrays first.
Prescription pain medication may be useful short term to help with the symptoms better.
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