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Doctor insights on: Foods That Help Heal Broken Ribs

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How do you heal a broken rib?

How do you heal a broken rib?

Time: All broken bones heal with time usually. A high calcium diet may help speed things up if you're deficient, but ultimately, time is the only cure.

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How long should it take a broken rib to heal?

How long should it take a broken rib to heal?

8 weeks: The ribs take approximately 8 weeks to heal. You'll likely have pain for awhile after, however, due to the muscle injury associated with rib fractures.

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Can rib pain get worse before it starts to heal?

Can rib pain get worse before it starts to heal?

Maybe: Can be if it's muscular, as this pain can last awhile and be associated with ups and downs. You might want to see your doctor though, since it might have refractured.

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What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

Rest: Rib injuries are pretty common in karate and MMA. Initially you may want to ice the sore ribs for 20 min at a time the first 3 days - most important time is right after the injury to limit swelling and bleeding. After that, it just takes time. We no longer recommend wrapping the chest with compression wraps because it will prevent you from taking full breaths and increase your risk of pneumonia

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How long is it supposed to it take for a broken rib to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a broken rib to heal?

4-6 weeks: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.

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How long does it take for a rib to heal in a 16 day old infant?

How long does it take for a rib to heal in a 16 day old infant?

Rib FX: Should heal fairly quickly in an infant. The real question is, how did this happen to a 16 day old baby? See a pediatrician.

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What's the fastest way to heal a broken rib? Do I wrap it up or just leave it be?

What's the fastest way to heal a broken rib? Do I wrap it up or just leave it be?

Variable: Be examined. Get chest x-ray front or back rib. More than one rib? Pain? Complications can include pneumothorax, blood in chest, pneumonia. Wraps usually are not very much help.

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Pain under left rib evrrytime I eat like food is getting stuck there? What can I take with having colitis

Pain under left rib evrrytime I eat like food is getting stuck there? What can I take with having colitis

Dysphagia: Pain or the sensation of something getting stuck in the esophagus after eating is often due to irritation of the esophagus. There can be multiple causes of this, the most common being gastroesophageal reflux disease. I would try over-the-counter ant acids first. Follow the directions with that medication, but if you're no better in 1 to 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck.

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My rib on my right side has been killing me for a few days. I have not eaten any greasy food or done anything strenious.

My rib on my right side has been killing me for a few days. I have not eaten any greasy food or done anything strenious.

Gall bladder pain: The gall bladder is in the right upper abdomen but pain in this area could be coming from a kidney stone, enlarged liver, fluid around the base of the lung and many other problems. This complaint should be investigated by your primary care physician.

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Pain at the bottom of the left rib that comes and goes, my docs said it could be food related, could it b something more serious in really scared?

Pain at the bottom of the left rib that comes and goes, my docs said it could be food related, could it b something more serious in really scared?

Doubt it: There is nothing vital there. Are you constipated? Have round, hard stools or strain when you go?? It is a common place to hurt and a common problem. Make sure you drink 8 full 8 ounce glasses of WATER every day and eat all your fruits and veggies. 4 Frits servings and 5 veggies are recommended each day. Hope that helps!!

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What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

Time: Becareful of the term dislocates ribs. The small rib joints (where they attach) can get sprained but rarely completely dislocate. Either way, they will take their time to heal. Occasionally therapy may be helpful for any soft tissue massages.

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Can a displaced rib cause you pain when you swallow food?

Can a displaced rib cause you pain when you swallow food?

Yes: Any intrathoracic movement or pressure such as swallowing, deep breaths or coughing can cause pain if ribs are fractured or dislocated.

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Is it possible for a fractured rib not to heal after a year?

Is it possible for a fractured rib not to heal after a year?

Definitely: If a fracture doesn't heal, it is called a nonunion. For this injury, I typically obtain a plain xray first to evaluate, but more than likely, a ct scan is needed to look for the nonunion (and any other injuries). If the nonunion is painful, you may benefit from surgery. There are several centers across the us that perform this type of surgery, but not many.

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I sneezed and broke 2 ribs right side of my back. Will they heal?

I sneezed and broke 2 ribs right side of my back. Will they heal?

Yes: They will heal. Once your heal is good and the fractures are properly aligned your body will automatically hear rather quickly.

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I believe I cracked my rib, what are some ways to relieve the pain while it heals?

Multiple meds: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, narcotics, anti seizure medicine, and antidepressants. If severe, an intercostal nerve block can relieve the rib pain.

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I fell on icy steps, a week later the area where my floating ribs are is still painful. Should I be worried or will this heal on its own?

If symptoms are get-: Ting better, then just continue with the pain meds, and start gradual twisting exercises of the body, slowly, within limits of discomfort and progress daily. If symptoms increase then see your doc. These ribs are surrounded by muscles, so sprained muscles are a common result of an injury. Warm/hot packs would greatly help. Good luck.

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Please help pain where the bottom of the left rib is, that comes and goes docs examined me and said they don't think it's anything bad, cud b food???

Please help pain where the bottom of the left rib is, that comes and goes docs examined me and said they don't think it's anything bad, cud b food???

May be it's: muscle pain like when you twisted the ribs and hurt the muscle inside - called the intercostal muscle. Or it could be referred pain from an internal organ being sick, like the gallbladder or lung. Yours is on the left so not gallbladder. If it continues and doesn't get better after taking some ibuprofen 1-2 tabs 3 times a day x3-4 days, see a HC professional.

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