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Merrigan's picture

I broke a rib in a stupid way a week ago. Has anyone here done the same? It SUCKS and it's hard to breathe. Stuck at home with no treatment other than lots of Advil and lying down. Relevant I hope because I skipped a Skid weekend because of it.  Does it get better?

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CLove's picture

That sucks. Sorry Ive got nothing to give you but loads of sympathy.

Winterglow's picture

It gets better but it can take a long time AND if you're not careful it can flare up again. My ribs were done in by Santa... 

hereiam's picture

That sounds awful and I've heard it's painfu, never broken a rib, myself.

Take care of yourself!

caninelover's picture

Never had that happen and knock on wood that it never does.  I hope the pain eases soon.  Not sure if CBD is legal around you but some gummies or tincture may help ease the pain.

Aniki's picture

I broke 2 ribs playing football with a bunch of guys. Oooooooowwwwwwwwww!!!

It gets better, but takes time. Ice and ibuprofen were my best friends and I slept in a recliner for about 4 weeks before I was comfortable sleeping in bed.

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futurobrillante99's picture

I'm so sorry to hear you had a cycling accident!! I've never broken a rib, but I've had messed up knees and a herniated disc. It sucks being in pain. I have heard ribs take a long time to heal. Go easy on yourself. Glad you didn't hurt yourself worse.