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How Can Someone With Newly Broken Rib Dance
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
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
Xray: The only way to know if your rib is truly broken is with a xray. This simple diagnostic test creates a picture of the rib cage which your physician can use to evaluate your pain. Sometimes it can be hard to see a fracture on xray. Typically, these breaks take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Gnenrslly 3-6 weeks: It depends on the severity and if there is an associated flail chest or punctured lung or hemopneumothorax which require urgent care. However, in the vast majority of cases nothing is done. This will take a minimum of 3 weeks for callus formation to stabilize the fracture and decrease pain but may take up to two years for complete healing. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
The same as today: Time, 4-6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Broken/fractured: A rib is a bone & any loss of continuity of the cortex is a break or fracture. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: The rib injuries always hurt and take time to heal, because they cannot be rested or immobilized. Be patient. ...Read more
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
If only one!
Heals pretty well in a young person.
Older, more ribs, makes it longer! ...Read more
A cop has a broken rib from being kicked by someone. What's the hospital procedure, how long are they there, and how long until they can work again?
Broken rib: A single broken rib without any other associated rib is likely to heal well in a reasonable period 4-8 weeks depending upon the degree of fracture and longer if more concerning underlying injury. They probably will just need light duty not off. This being a line of duty injury the police officer should be evaluated by a qualified Occupational Medicine physician. ...Read more
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