Nose broken - how long until it's stable again?
Almost four weeks ago, I got my nose broken by a stray elbow after a failed tomoe nage. Apparently it wasn't that bad - septum cracked in one place and shifted slightly out of alignment. The doc said it would heal in two weeks or so. I had it reset, wore a cast for a week, took another week off from training, and started grappling again.
The nose feels fine in everyday life, I can breathe just fine, but when I take slight hits to the nose in training, it's still uncomfortable, and when I rub it, I still feel occasional clicking noises. So the question is, are those clicks normal? Is the nose actually healing, or is it still in a state of perpetual broken-ness and won't heal until I take more time off? How long should I wait until I resume boxing? Should I stop being a *****?
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