I had a fall off my bike just over a week ago and according to the doctor I have bruised my ribs. He came to this expert diagnosis after a five minute examination, no x-rays. I have no bruising in the area (just under right armpit). I'm taking some anti-inflammatory drugs that seem to have helped a lot but I'm still experiencing a pinching pain, especially when lifting using my left arm. Today was the first day I managed to get 120psi in my bike tyres using my track pump. Up until now I would top out at ~80psi before this pinching pain was too much to bear. It's sort of a cross between a pinching pain and someone ripping off a self-adhesive bandage.
I can ride my bike ok, just can't stand up to ride up hills yet because of the pinching pain
So, has anyone else experienced bruised ribs and do my symptoms match the diagnosis or do you think I might actually have a slight fracture? Or am I just impatient waiting for the injury to heal?