Does anyone have any specific experience of rib injuries that they can share with me?
I'm convinced I cracked a rib yesterday in a bike crash. I read around the internet and drew the conclusion that there is pretty much nothing doctors can do about this, so I haven't been to see one. I took a day off riding today but as I finished my ride yesterday after the crash without too much of a problem, I was planning on riding tomorrow.
The pain seemed to be subsiding to a dull ache (although it's been affecting my breathing all day) but immediately after dinner I got significant pains in the impact zone. It looks like riding tomorrow is now out of the question, although I plan to go if it doesn't hurt so much in the morning. Based on your experience - should I ride? Call a doctor? Do nothing? I know the pro forma answer is "check yourself into A&E" but in practice if there's nothing they can do anyway, why bother? What's your experience of cracked ribs basically