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    Chronic Rib Injury?

    Just looking for some advice on how to deal with a recurring muscle strain (at least I think that is what it is) I have been having in my rib area. I have been doing alot more wrestling these last few months than I have in years and I keep pulling/straining something in the same area. Last time It took three weeks for it to go away, then last night at kung fu we were doing some ground work and now it 's acting up again.
    Any advice or info for quicker rehab would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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    when I hurt my ribs, the only thing that helped was to stop grappling for a while.
    Take a rest and let yourself heal.

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    You probably tore some cartillage. Takes 6weeks to fully heal if you do nothing. If you continue to train you will eventually pop the rib and experience some serious pain.

    If it was a simple muscle tear its going to take longer than 3 weeks. ONLY A DOCTOR COULD SAY FOR SURE.

    Either way if you continue to train on it you are going to feel more pain. duh.

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    A few years ago I popped a rib after tearing cartillage like Yrkoon described, very painful. It had been sore for a while and then popped out of joint when i get thrown real hard. When i would do a sit-up after that it would make an audible thump and stick out of my ribcage at least an inch. It even freaked my doctor out. It took about a month and a half to heal. It still sticks out farther than my other ribs. Totally chill with your training until it heals, because it could get a lot worse. And yeah see your doctor if you really want to know what it is, but just laying off it is about all you can do for now.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I just got home from the hospital, it is not a fracture, just some strained muscles. Still hurts like hell..I will just have to take it easy for a while.
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    I would add something like pilates or yoga - something specific for trunk strength and flexibility, otherwise it will keep recurring.

    That's my experience, with a couple long-term strains.

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