Hi folks! Wondering if anyone has experience with this kind of injury. Basically I've pulled a rib. After doing some digging around the internet and talking to an old cricket mate I've come to the conclusion (pending a trip to the doctor) that I've got some sort of intercostal strain. About 3 inches down from the bottom of my pectoral muscle I'm in agony when trying to do certain ranges of movement. Even breathing is a problem at the mo. I can't actually fill my lungs because of the pain. I'm not sure the exact point I got the injury but I think it was from some heavy cardio at the start of the week. Monday, I ran about 9 miles on a canal route. I haven't done distance running beyond a few miles for a long time and I'm about 3 stone heavier now than my last proper run (I'm 15st now). Didn't have any problems on that day, warmed up well, cooled down well and had a good half hour rolling out with my foam roller after. The next day I cycled 18 miles. Same warm up and cool down and foam roller after. I was experiencing the chest pain after I got home. I rolled out as normal but I was incredibly sore, expecially around the midsection. I also had a class to coach which was quite taxing, by this point I was in some real pain. I spent almost all of yesterday on the couch since I couldn't move properly and I was up at 3am in pain. So has anyone here got any experience with these types of rib injures and any advice on recovery/future prevention? Also are they normally this severe?