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Is it good to swim with rib injury?

Is it good to swim with rib injury?

Yes: Unless the rib is broken, then try not to use the arm too aggressively on the side where it's broken to avoid lung injury. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can previous rib injury cause hernia?

Can previous rib injury cause hernia?

Possibly: A traumatic event that causes a rib injury could cause a muscular rent, which is , by definition, a hernia. A bulge on the side of a rib injury could also be due to some muscle laxity, which could be contributed to some degree of denervation associated with trauma. This can also be caused by herpetic infection (shingles.) a good physical exam can define a hernia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a rib injury?Lead to ?Pericarditis?

Can a rib injury?Lead to ?Pericarditis?

Possible not likely: Although this is possible, it is not likely in the vast majority of cases unless there has been an associated sternal fracture.W. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a rib injury to cause pericarditis?

Is it possible for a rib injury to cause pericarditis?

Yes but rarely: Blunt trauma to the chest, with or without rib injuries, is a recognized but rare cause of pericarditis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel fatigued while recovering from multiple rib injury?

Is it normal to feel fatigued while recovering from multiple rib injury?

Yes: It is normal to feel tired or fatigued after any significant injury. Multiple rib injury is very painful and will also impair your ability to breathe normally; it will hurt to take a deep breath or cough. Taping or stabilization of the chest wall can help if there are rib fractures present. ...Read more

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How I can help my husband recover from a fractured neck and broken ribs injury?

How I can help my husband recover from a fractured neck and broken ribs injury?

Recovery: During recovery you can help with rest, hydrating beverages like tea, juice and water at bedside, multivitamins, soothing music, massage, reading, movies and low stress environment. Organize his medications, go with him to doctor appointments. Help him get well. Teddy bear, flowers, sitting with him. ...Read more

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I fell and fractured a couple of ribs a week ago and since have gained 15 lbs. Any relation weight gain to rib injury?

Less exercise: As the rib fractures make it painful to move, even walking may be a chore. You're probably much less physically active because of the discomfort. You might try applying some trainer's tape or seeing an osteopathic physician or physical therapist to make sure that the ribs are positioned correctly for proper healing. As with any fracture, with correct placement the ribs should heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Rib injury from an accident 9 yrs ago. Residual pain recently and suddenly got worse along with mid back pain. Should I be conerned?

Rib injury from an accident 9 yrs ago.  Residual pain recently and suddenly got worse along with mid back pain. Should I be conerned?

Possibly: please see your health care provider to assess whether you may have had an injury to a disc in your back referring pain into the back and the area of your rib where you had pain before ...Read more