How would I know if my rib is fractured?
So about a week ago, I got tackled into the water pretty hard.. I got a light concussion, and I was a little sore the next day. One of my ribs on the left side, however, still hurts pretty bad. It's often warm to the touch, it's very sensitive and it hurts if I twist my upper body.. And today I just noticed breathing becoming difficult. Like when I breath in and out I have a barely noticable pain, but when I take a deep breath, or cough hard, I have pretty bad pain that I can feel in my upper breast bone area near the collar bone, and in my back down the upper part of the spine. Also when I cough, I can sometimes feel like a pop in my breastbone. I am also starting to notice pain in the same area on the right side of the rib cage. I do see a green discoloration on the left side of the rib where it hurts so that's what makes me think its bruised, but for 20 minutes after I got tackled I did feel nauseous, but blamed it on the light concussion I received. I also went for a six mile hike yesterday which is normal for me, but I also had a 50 pound pack on my back. Could I just be sore from the hike, or is my rib really fractured/broken?