But is this is simple bruise or cracked rib, the best treatment is ice and rest.
How does the injury feel? Is there a lump
, or can you feel the edge of a rib
under the skin? Bruising is normal, and so is a small, soft hematoma -- a lump from a blood clot under the skin over the injury.
Ribs are injured all the time. This is why we have ribs -- to protect the organs inside of the chest, Ribs can take sharp bumps with little injury because of their construction.