Coughing your way to dislocated rib

A normal cold plus a following sinus infection results in major congestion drainage plus
clearring mucus. All this results in deep lung clearing coughing for about 2 weeks. Suddenly my side is sore just under and to the outside of the breast. Yes you can dislocate a rib at the front - though it's less common than at the spine. Same cure as described above...except you need to keep coughing to clear your lungs. I used a small pillow or rolled up towel to press against the rib every time I coughed. It helped keep the rib adjustment from coming undo again, like it did the first time. I'm almost rested enough to star exercise to strengthen my muscles. Here's hoping you don't wait a week to "see if it goes away" like I did, before getting medical attention.

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