Broken ribs
  • matt watt
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    Broken ribs

    by matt watt » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:46 pm

    I took a header last october and cracked a couple of ribs. Was riding again in a couple of weaks with some pain. It still hurts like hell when I sneeze. I have been to the doc. He gave me two jars of pills for pian and inflammation. I have tried the chiropracor and massage therapist.(before I knew the ribs were broken.) Anybody got any ideas to heal quicker? Physiotherapy? some sort of magic elixir?
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    by riddler9 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:53 pm

    get a better doctor! seriously, if it still hurts when you sneeze after 3 months I would go see someone else.
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    by redrider250r » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:38 pm

    riddler9 wrote:get a better doctor! seriously, if it still hurts when you sneeze after 3 months I would go see someone else.

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    by matt watt » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:28 pm

    I guess I also wanted to know how long it took other people to heel completely from broken ribs. I'm only 36 years old so I don't expect to bounce back like I did when I was a kid.
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    by crfsonly » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:58 pm

    i've broken ribs and damaged cartilage. the broken ribs heal faster than the cartilage damage. in fact, i'd rather break a rib then damage the cartilage in the rib cage. so, depends on what all you damaged and how you've done in laying off things that move ribs around pretty good.

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    by Mirageags » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:35 pm

    i broke one in october on the bike, rock caught me in between the chest protector. it will hurt pretty good for a few weeks then calm down. not much you can do but rest it and take pain meds. i guess they dont even want ribs taped anymore. mine feels much better but still has some pressure and a little pain when i lay on it in just the right spot.
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    by Hondacrfrider » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:14 am

    i know a guy who broke a rib and sneezed and passed out while driving. so be carful
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    by matt watt » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:27 pm

    Now doc says bones ok and I have pulled muscels or something. Going to the physiotherapist on Friday to see what they can do.
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    by damige » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:23 am

    I broke 3 ribs and fractured a few more in Jan 2011 with two of the ribs healing with being 2-3mm out of alinement and even now if my wife rest her arm on that side it gets realy sore, we only found out 3 months ago that the ribs healed that way.
    They would have to be the worst thing to break. all the best with your recovery, i also spent 7 days in hospital from that crash and 6 months of work. :(
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    by crfsonly » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:50 am

    not sure which is worse...ribs or tailbone. had both and neither is recommended! ;-)
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    by edge22 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:35 pm

    Only had broke ribs here and I will tell you it takes a long time for them to heal. Constant movment when you cough sneez breath, slows the healing. Mine were sore and tender for about 5 months.
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    by crfsonly » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:41 pm

    yeah, definitely no fun. never really how much your ribs move until one or more is broken. then it appears to be impossible not to move them.
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