Well, I have been looking for the symptoms of rib injuries (specifically, bruised or fractured ribs) to see what type of pain sufferers experiences. This is typical of what I usually get for results: "A rib injury causes pain and tenderness over the place of injury. You may have pain when you breathe, move, laugh, or cough." That's very unhelpful, since I already know it's painful. So here's my question (and it's aimed mostly at those of you who've actually had similar injuries): What does it feel like? Is it a sharp pain, or dull? Is it a pain you can ignore? Basically, I want to be able to accurately depict what having a rib injury feels like.