A 48-year-old member asked:
can you still exercise with a rib fracture?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Cheng answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Most rob fractures require relative rest , ice and nsaids. Significantly painful rob fractures may require stronger pain medications. Rib fractures may tale 4 to 8 weeks to heal. Your discomfort may be improved by also wearing a rib belt. Significantly displaced rib fractures will need close monitoring. It depends on the type of exercise and the severity of the rib fracture to determine activity.
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
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