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How do you heal a broken rib?
9 doctors weighed in

5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Time
Time, paind medications, and avoiding the cause of the broken rib (e.
g. Contact sports, falls, etc.).

In brief: Time
Time, paind medications, and avoiding the cause of the broken rib (e.
g. Contact sports, falls, etc.).
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Time
A broken rib will heal on its own.
Really it takes about 6-8 weeks but the pain should lessen considerably by then.

In brief: Time
A broken rib will heal on its own.
Really it takes about 6-8 weeks but the pain should lessen considerably by then.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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1 comment
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Ocassionally a broken rib may need surgical repair
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