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Can you still exercise with a rib fracture?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Actually it's encouraged.
It will be painful, but it can help keep the lungs expanded and increases blood flow to the area, which speeds up healing.

In brief: Yes

Actually it's encouraged.
It will be painful, but it can help keep the lungs expanded and increases blood flow to the area, which speeds up healing.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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