What are the symptoms?
A fractured rib may cause:
Mild to severe pain in the injured area.
Pain when you breathe.
Pain around the fracture when someone pushes on your breastbone.
If you can't breathe normally because of pain or flail chest, you may:
Feel short of breath.
Feel anxious, restless, or scared.
Have a headache.
Feel dizzy, tired, or sleepy.