Posted On:6/24/2004 2:08pm
how long do bruises, fractures and separations take to heal. Is there any way I can speed the healing? Its been 3 weeks and it still hurts.
Posted On:6/24/2004 2:15pm
Style: Shi Ja Quan
6 weeks for me the last time a had a fracture ALONG the rib.
Posted On:6/24/2004 2:42pm
Style: 5AF & Sub Grappling
I have some weird sternum **** going on where I feel like I always have to pop it when I have been sitting for too long. What is that?
oh yeah BTW it pops. sometimes more than 1 rib.
Posted On:6/28/2004 12:34pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
I've got the exact same thing. Only thing I can attribute it to, without a qualified opinion, is tendons attached to the chest muscles after doing a hard chest workout.
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Posted On:6/28/2004 4:59pm
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
depending on the severity of the injury 2 weeks to 2 months for full recovery. (2 weeks for a bruise 2 months or more with a nasty fracture.)
i felt that my acupuncturist had some luck speeding up the healing process, but as far as western medecine goes, they hand you an ace bandage and a bunch of advil.
not getting hit in the rib again until you are better is going to be a big part of speeding up the healing process, although once you have an injury it's like a magnet, everyone just seems to hit there by instinct. i saw this rib protector vest made for boxers that i'm gonna get next time i have bruised/broken ribs.
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Posted On:6/28/2004 9:27pm
2-3 weeks if i recall. personal exp though.
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Posted On:6/29/2004 1:24pm
paint yourself with BBQ sauce and apply dry heat for up to 6 hours
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Posted On:6/29/2004 11:39pm
Style: Karate/Muay Thai
Honestly? It may take a LONG time to actually heal fully. The ribs are in constant motion...you can't exactly immobilize them.
Do some websearching...you'll see what I mean. Injured ribs are bad bad news.
The best thing you can do for them once you've taken some time off? Lots of stretching on the intercostals.
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Posted On:6/30/2004 12:42am
Style: Practical Boxing
Jesus Chavez cracked my sternum sparring. I had to stop training for 6 weeks because everytime I hit the bag with anything but straight punches it would hurt.
Would have been nice to have insurance.
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Posted On:6/30/2004 1:43am
Style: MT/SUB GRAPPLING
I've broken ribs a couple times when I was too lazy to block or move out of the way.
It wasn't really a big deal and after 2 or 3 weeks I was back in the gym but obviously not hard sparring.
Let pain be your guide.
If you take Jenfucious' advice, I'd go with the hickory flavored.
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