- Bruised Ribs
So I imagine a few of you have injured your ribs at some point.
I managed a really stupid OTB on Saturday and it hurts like Jeremy Hunt. I’m sure it’s just bruising and not cracking, but tell me – does the pain get worse before it gets better?
For how long is it going to be total agony turning over in bed?Posted 5 years ago
Have been boshing the pills (ibuprofen and paracetamol) with some success – not as much as I’d like though and they are interefering with my christmas socialising! 😆
Weirdly, I can breathe without too much pain – the worst thing is trying to sit up, either from a lying or sitting position. I can roll to an extent but it’s still painful to put an arm out and push myself up. Yesterday the pain spread to my back ribs… 😯
6 weeks though, meh 😥Posted 5 years agodoctorgnashoidzMember
Sounds just like me, this is week 5 and its eased somewhat. I’ve been out today in the frost and ice but can still can feel the left rib. Mine were fine after I fell off, rode back up over kinder and Jacobs but the following day I realised something was up. Having crashed on a Sunday morning; the pain got worse and the following Thursday/Friday were the worst two days, since then it has eased and I’ve been able to cope. I notice it most turning over in bed. Suspect mine are/were cracked but don’t actually know.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
For me it always gets worse before it gets better, then spends about a week being really crap, then gradually gets better- takes between 4 and 8 weeks to get to pain free (though i think it was 2 weeks after my first rib break when I raced 10 Under the Ben… Not clever!) The worst was the time that apparently I hadn’t broken any bones, something to do with the cartilidge? But bruised and broken seem to be used pretty interchangably.
Ibuprofen good. I was prescribed diclofenac last time as a stronger NSAID, and that seems to be available over the counter now as voltarol? Tis good stuff.
Also, biggest problem for me is always sleeping/lying down/getting up- sleeping in an armchair or propped up with tons of pillows helps for me.Posted 5 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
As a kid I managed to break my sturnem and pull a few ribs out. That smarted at the time but worse was that for a few years after I used to be able to sneeze a rib out of the sturnem which meant 4-6 weeks of recovery. This coincided with my worse phase of hay fever. Not funnyPosted 5 years ago
So, Voltarol…. “should be taken before meals” – does that mean I can take it first thing in the morning? I’m finding it a bit of a chore forcing food down before I can take ibuprofen in the mornings.
Some good stories from you guys – putting my pain into perspective, thanks!Posted 5 years ago
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