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Treatment for. Scar tissue from a broken rib?

Treatment for. Scar tissue from a broken rib?

Time: Usually time is your best friend. Physical therapy and ultrasound treatment may help but may be painful and will not necessarily expedite or improve healing. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options to relieve a broken rib?

What are the best treatment options to relieve a broken rib?

Pain in chest: If uncomplicated after exam by a physician, you should rest, take pain meds if needed, apply ice to the site and be sure to breathe as deeply as possible while healing which can take 4-6 weeks.Do not wrap your chest even though it may feel better! ...Read more

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My friend got in a car crash and got a broken rib and broken leg. When can he come home?

My friend got in a car crash and got a broken rib and broken leg. When can he come home?

Depends...: If he requires surgery for his leg, that would increase his length of stay compared to if he just got a cast. Once his fractures are dealt with, and there are no other health issues going on, pain control will be the limiting factor for being able to go home. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a broken rib(s)?

Pain with inhalation: The most classic symptom is rib pain (often severe) with a deep breath. If the fracture is severe the rib may float independently from the other ribs. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can a broken rib be fixed?

Tincture of time: A simple rib fracture is usually allowed to heal on its' own. A more complex fracture that has injured underlying lung may require surgical reduction but that is unusual. ...Read more

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How bad would a broken rib feel?

How bad would a broken rib feel?

It can be very : Painful but pain tolerances vary from individual to individual. Even a bruised or contused rib can be quite painful to the point that breathing can hurt. If causing enough pain or breathing difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a broken rib?

How can I tell if I have a broken rib?

Chest X-Ray...: Often you can suspect it by having pain with breathing. Broken ribs are usually caused by trauma of some sort (car accident, fights, falling, etc). The best test is an x-ray or ct scan to determine for sure. The treatment is usually just pain medication alone. Rarely is surgery used for broken ribs. ...Read more

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