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    Feb 2004
    Southern California

    Stacked rib damage ?

    About 1.75 years ago I tried to Triangle a guy about 60-70 pounds heavier then my 200lbs. He stacked me and my rib popped out of place with unbearable pain. In the next 2 weeks my rib popped out about 8 times while avoiding Jiu-Jitsu. Each time feeling like I imagine a heart attack would. I couldn't roll for about 3 months. Last week in demonstrating a type of guard passing a purple belt around 245lbs stacked my now 175 lbs body until a rib on my other side popped. Not nearly as bad as before as it stayed in place. It felt more like a bruise from a hard punch. My question is how many guys have had similar injuries and how long before they trained again. Any suggestions for rehabilitation. Thanks.

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    The Wastrel's Avatar
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    Sep 2002
    Brazilian Jiujitsu
    I've had the second type. Didn't go to a doctor though, so I can't say what it actually is. Took me about a month of rest. Don't mess with it. And if you can, see a doctor.
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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    May 2002
    JKD, BJJ
    A year before I got back to training. But part of the was a punative move on my instructors part because I lied to him about the injury.
    Monkey Ninjas! Attack!

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    Dec 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    Karate/Muay Thai
    I did the second type (non-popped) on my right side.

    That was over 2 years ago.

    I still feel it ache and throb when I do too much cardio or twisting.

    I was back training in a few weeks though...

    "Na'h, they should go to old school rules.
    One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
    Lions eat christians between rounds." - Strong Machine

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    Oct 2003
    Berkeley, CA
    jits with hits
    Got a subluxed rib while practicing side mount escapes. Took me out of training for six months. It finally stopped hurting, but I still have to pop my rib like some people crack their knuckles a couple times a day.
    "I'm offering straight punch, kick while downed to the ribs or head, and of course- the german suplex...which is one suplex quickly followed by another." - Guerilla Fists

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