How long will 3 posterior rib fractures hurt?

Varies. Most rib fractures take approximately 6-8 weeks to heal. Thankfully, many patients start feeling better by 2-4 weeks. Moist heat, medications can help with the pain.
They will stop hurt- -ing as they heal. Because there is good blood supply & they are supported by the adjacent ribs, after a week you should notice the pain noticeably decrease fairly rapidly. .

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How much should I rest with three posterior rib fractures?

6-8 weeks. I'm not quite certain if the term rest applies. Rib fractures are EXTREMELY PAINFUL. There is not much to do with these types of fractures but wait for them to heal. It takes at least 6 weeks to heal. Read more...
Comfort. In general, try to stay fairly active without aggravating your Pain. Patients with rib fractures that stay too sedentary run the trial of pulmonary complications. Read more...

Should I worry about grinding under my shoulder after 3 posterior rib fractures?

Not necessarily. Can be inflammation in the bursa under your shoulder blade. Also if the shoulder blade is moving abnormally, then it will give you this feeling. Even if no pain right now, continued dysfunction can lead to pain . I would advise evaluation and possible some therapy to strengthen those Sapulpa muscles and therefore improve function and prevent further troubles. Read more...

Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple. Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. Read more...