Treating bruised ribs
Bruised ribs can in some cases feel almost as bad as broken ribs, and can seriously affect how you go about your day to day life. You can get bruised ribs as the result of any accident, from a road accident to a simple slip and fall accident, but the injury will feel just as bad however it is sustained.
There are a number of ways in which you can take care of your bruised ribs and ensure that your body heals as quickly and effectively as possible. Here are some tips on the healing process:
- Check that you don’t have broken ribs. Before you start treating for bruised ribs, you should be absolutely sure that your ribs aren’t broken. In some cases a broken rib will be very obvious, whilst in others it may not be as clear. Run your hands lightly over your ribcage to check for swelling and bruising. Swelling indicates bruised ribs, whilst dents or protrusions indicate a broken rib. If you are having trouble breathing, this may also indicate a broken rib, in which case you should go to the hospital.
- Use ice. Ice will bring down the swelling of your ribs and provide some relief from the pain as a natural anaesthetic. Make sure that any source of ice is wrapped in a towel or T-shirt so that you are not applying it directly to your skin.
- Take medication. Medication will help to ease the trauma and pain of your bruised ribs, and certain medications also work to bring down swelling and inflammation, thus reducing the time it takes for your injuries to heal.
- Rest. Get as much rest and sleep as you possibly can to let your body get on with the task of healing to the best of its ability.
Get compensation using accident injury lawyers in Rye
If your bruised ribs are the result of an accident which was not your fault, then you may want to claim compensation using accident injury lawyers in Rye. It is best to use injury lawyers to make a claim for compensation, as they will know the law well and be able to put forward the best possible case for compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our friendly, helpful team about making a claim for compensation.
They will be able to tell you if you have a good case for compensation and point you in the direction of the 30-second test on our website, which will tell you how much compensation you may be able to receive. You are under no obligation to proceed after this call, but if you do you will be passed onto accident injury lawyers in Rye who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury lawyers in Rye will work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown