- Spare ribs? no, not the kind covered in sauce!
Bike park Wales on Wednesday, stacked it big time at low speed at the end of Sixtapod, more on the trail exit than actually trying to ride hard. Ribs seemed a little delicate at the time, after eventually being able to breathe. But now I’m a broken man and in agony!
Ow ow ow. Such an innocent little crash too!Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
They usually get worse before they get better, but if your timing’s like mine you’ll be at the worst point now, or thereabouts. Sleeping’s what gets me the most, so hard to get comfy, I can deal with pretty much anything as long as I can sleep but a few bad nights in a row and I’m no use for anything.
With ribs it’s a really good idea to use pain relief, it’ll help you move and breathe more normally which’ll help with a good recovery. Lots of pharmacists sell diclofenac now which I reckon is more effective on ribs than paracetemol or ibuprofen…
Some folks say you should see a doctor to rule out complications, I tend to go to mine just so I can say “Yeah, doctor says it’s broken”, you get more sympathy for broken bones. (and also better pills)Posted 5 years agoRob HiltonMember
Lots of pharmacists sell diclofenac now which I reckon is more effective on ribs than paracetemol or ibuprofen…
Some evidence exists that NSAIDs inhibit the body’s ability to repair fractures.
what are the strongest painkillers one can acquire?
On prescription, Tramadol
Something like fentanyl is waaaaay stronger. And they won’t let you have it for sore ribs 🙂
I’m currently on tramadol for rib fractures & a bruised kidney and can’t wait to get off it – made me madly depressed the last time I came off it after a week of use 😕Posted 5 years ago
TBH they’re not bad now mate. I can sneeze again with only a minor twinge at the end. I can sleep OK, but they do ache if I sleep badly.
I’ve done a bit of XC, it doesn’t seem to affect it too much (in the last 6 days), although trying to get in the gym on the bike earlier was hard, painful and also affected my breathing abilities it seemed.
Overall though, I rekon I’m 90% OK now.Posted 5 years ago
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