Injured (not broken) rib pains for 3 weeks or more. Friends, doctor and some online material suggest taking some paracetamol based pain killers, e.g http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panadol
First aid is rest, ice, and light compression. Long-term treatment includes rest, support around the rib cage, pain medications, and a gradual return to exercise.
My question is, will pain killers actually aid to faster recovery?
Or will they simply make me feel better during the days of rest?