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?
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.
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.
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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