- Blimey that hurts
I had a horrible feeling that was going to be the response. I’m off to Centreparcs with the family on Monday, so I’m going to have to just suck it up I guess, otherwise I don’t think I’ll be forgiven. Sadly not te first time I’ve got my timing wrong. I think I might have some codine in the back of a cupboard somewhere from my last little pre-holiday breakage.
Anyone know if strapping it up helps at all?Posted 5 years ago
I had a fairly big off on Thursday night, landing hard on my side on tarmac. I thought I’d just bruised my ribs, but I’m coming down with a cold now, and every time I sneeze the pain makes me squeal. My pain threshold is pretty low, so I may just need to man up. I know that there isnt much that can be done for a cracked rib, but has anyone got any hints or tips on ways of reducing the pain? I’m already taking plenty of ibrobufen and paracetamol.Posted 5 years agoKonastonerMember
Don’t know if it will help but try secondary pain treatment, I just went to trim my little toe nail and ripped the whole bloody thing off!!!!! The wife’s just been sick at the sight of it and there’s blood everywhere, that’ll take your mind off anything 😀
I have a plaster on it now and have taken some pain killers too. Red wine also helps.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
GPs for better painkillers, would be my advice.
And +1 for sleeping upright (last time I got some spare pillows and made myself a sort of nest, which gave me a night of blissfully less pain, and a morning of not being able to get out of bed because I’d surrounded myself in bloomin pillows) TBH sleeping is the important part for me, I can deal with pain but not so much with pain + tiredness.Posted 5 years agoreevilMember
I’m currently nursing a couple of cracked ribs from “landing” a 25ft tabletop onto my shoulder.
Echo all the statements above. Went to A&E, checked me over & recommended Ibuprofen. They don’t do anything else for ribs these days. They did offer to give me stronger pain killers, but I can’t work with them so I’m just Paracetemol & Ibruprofen (2 hours apart if it’s really hurting)
Hayfever has kicked in 🙁 Yesterday I sneezed 8 times in a row, then 12 in a row. Thought I was dying.Posted 5 years agoOCBMember
When I did a couple on my right hand side, the most unpleasant thing was the clicking sound they made in the few days immediately afterwards … sure, they hurt like hell, but somehow, hearing them click was worse.
Maybe 12 months later, when I did two on the left, they didn’t click, but I might not have done the same damage I guess, as they are a bit tidier along the bone, and still seem to line up ok (certainly better then the ones on the bottom of the right-hand-side anyway).
Funny things ribs …Posted 5 years agojonoryanMember
Hey Bol, I found with a cracked rib that wrapping a towel around my ribcage for support and then twisting the ends to tighten it just before I sneezed helped to reduce the squealing a lot. I don’t think strapping yourself up all the time is recommended though as the resulting reduction in taking full breaths can lead to pneumonia. Marijuana can help in pain management but it is illegal. Get well soon.Posted 5 years ago
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