After a cold I got about 2 weeks ago or so, I've been having a lot of cough. Due to weather getting gradually hot in my area, the cough is now ddecreasing a bit. However, 3 days ago, while heavily coughing, I did some kind of wrong movements with muscles, plus the tension or stress of left rib muscles during cough, and I began to felt a strong pain in that area. With certain positions and movements of the body (and most especially left arm), but most especially when I cough, the pain I feel is like torture, as though someone was hiting me with a stick.
The pain feels superficial and muscular, therefore I think that it is not probably something inside the lungs, though I wouldn't rule out any thing besides the muscle thing.
The cough seems to be gradually decreasing, but the pain -when coughing- is like torture, literally, everytime I cough, the muscles move and I feel such a pain, that I had ended up crying a couple of times. It seems it is begining to be a similar pain in the right side, though yet very slight