Broken Ribs...

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  1. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    Did some searching on here and didnt see any threads on the subject

    I know I could find multiple articles online, which I have, but would like firsthand accounts of people that have experienced or around people that have experienced broken ribs.

    What is the best treatment, besides rest of course? What would you recommend taking etc.
     
  2. Josh

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    I've had broken or cracked ribs a few times from rugby and climbing, it sucks. Not much you can do but rest up, and pain meds if you need to. The key is to let them heal fully. Nothing sucks wore than re-injuring after a couple of weeks of healing. And with ribs, a loud sneeze can be enough to re-injure a cracked rib. So lay off the blow.
     
  3. SevenSamurai

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    I have broken most of mine -many of them several times.

    As long as there is not a punctured lung etc... there is essentially only pain management.

    Wrapping your torso is pyschological in benefit only.

    The connective tissue and muscle will hold the rib in place for it to repare itself in most cases. Getting quality sleep is a serious challenge and somewhat of a nightmare if you have a serious break.

    It is a long road to a full recovery -but a short road back to functional status.
     
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    Slick_36 Bad Man from Borger, Texas

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    Ouch brutal injury. I'm so thankful I never injured my ribs. I've heard some real nightmare stories by just about everybody who has hurt them.
     
  5. Protectandserve

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    Broke mine in an accident. Sneezed like 2 days later and thought I was gonna die. Just rest and don't try to push it too early.
     
  6. HIMBOB

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    Check out the grappling thread.
    Thread on it once a month at least.


    Basically rest.

    Stop stretching it you idiot, if you keep breaking open the fibres trying to heal they never will (paraphrasing my doctor).


    Oh and once you are good to go, then wait another 2 weeks.

    It seems everyone who hurts them gets nearly fully better, goes back to training and the reinjures them again leading to another long lay off.


    I have cracked mine once, doctor didn't say broken.
    And another time I tore the fibre that joins them together, (costracronditis or some similar).
     
  7. HIMBOB

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    I had a cold when I did mine, coughing aint fun either.

    But the worst pain was rolling over in bed, fuckign agony.

    Doc gave me strong as hell pain meds though, I was prescribed 8 a day, I only took one and I was flying for hours.
     
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    The best part is taking a breath and feeling a sharp pain (like a knife in your ribs).
    Laughing = pain
    Sneezing = pain.
    Getting up of a chair = pain.
     
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    Get your motrin on buddy. Ive cracked my sternum with a weight bar and walked into a body shot while sparring that dislocated a rib. Today I occasionally pop my sternum like a knuckle when I stretch my chest and I have one of those calcium lumps on my ribs just like Sonnen(if you never noticed has them on both sides). I use motrin for everything because it works for me, but you might be better off with acetaminophen since swelling isn't really the issue. The upside is that the dislocated rib is extremely sturdy now and can be ground into someone when rolling.
     
  10. SevenSamurai

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    Sneezing is closer to death than just pain when having a broken rib
     
  11. JayElectra

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    Not too much to add other than sleeping can be an absolute bitch.
     
  12. Yompton

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    Good grief, are you into extreme sports or pro wrasslin?
     
  13. Peteyandjia

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    Only had the pleasure of bruised so far, but yeah from what I understand it's rest & heal. Month or two.
     
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    broke my collar bone once and that was very painful. couldn't do shit
     
  15. Joe Wong

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    Yeah, definitely not fun haha.

    Sucks for people that have broken them on more than one occasion.

    I wonder if flying in a plane will be an issue....anyone with insight on that?
     
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    This is how I rehabbed; was training again limited after 6 weeks:

    obviously rest

    pain relief: have you ever tried mj? Motrin works too

    rib belt (pressure offers relief to get through the day with relative comfort)

    ice/heat routine

    after a few weeks begin cardio

    after a few more weeks, light w/o

    by then, you'll know how hard you can push it. Pain will exist for months, if not a whole year so just get used to a chronic, dull pain.
     
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