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Chip2006uk
10-04-2010, 06:09 PM
I think I fractured a rib in sparring last monday, went to the doctors and had an xray and everything but the results dont come out for another day or 2.

Basically its a few ribs down from the collarbone, it hurts to sneeze, cough, blow my nose and when I breath heavy it sometimes makes a sort of clicking sound (which feels really nasty), im thinking the clicking noise is the cartilage out of place or something....

Anyway the area is swollen and real hard like bone, ibuprofen helps the pain but I read that anti inflammatories might delay the healing process?

Also anyone else had a rib fracture and how long did it take for you to get back into training, I went for a light run the other day and I felt ok at first but then the pain meant I had to run real slow.

Holtol
10-04-2010, 06:56 PM
I tore the cartilage in my rib cage. One of the lower ribs still sticks out a little bit. It took about one month to heal for me. Same as you if I coughed or sneezed or tried to get out of bed the wrong way,My rib cage would have a fairly painful muscle spasm.

Chip2006uk
10-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Maybe Ive just tore the cartilage then and its not actually a fracture?

Ivansmamma
10-04-2010, 10:16 PM
I had almost exactly what you are talking about, i got a crack in two ribs but they weren't broken. It took about 10-12 weeks before i could train again. You shouldnt take the anti-inflamatorys in the beginning as they delay the healing of the bones, just rest for maybe 8 weeks then you will feel the ribs having become thicker at the point where they where damaged. At this time they are healed and you should start to take the anti-inflamatorys for maybe three weeks to make the swelling go away. After that you are ready to train again.

Mannie Phresh
10-04-2010, 10:18 PM
Most xrays come back within minutes you have a crappy doctor

Holtol
10-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Maybe Ive just tore the cartilage then and its not actually a fracture?

Hopefully, sounds like cracked ribs take longer to heal.

Gojira
10-05-2010, 04:04 PM
Wouldn't want to fight whoever you fought in sparring if you got your ribs broke.

TheRealAshland
10-05-2010, 05:40 PM
if you are so "hurt" from sparring, maybe you should try pillow fighting

Soju
10-06-2010, 10:18 AM
^if you never get injured from sparring, maybe you spar like a bunny wabbit

One more round
10-06-2010, 10:26 AM
True, they must have a decent bang if they managed to crack your ribs with 16's on.

TheRealAshland
10-06-2010, 01:48 PM
^if you never get injured from sparring, maybe you spar like a bunny wabbit

It was a joke?....

Joachim
10-06-2010, 04:41 PM
God I love pillow fights.

No. Yes. you're more likely to get hurt sparring depending on how large you and your partners are.

**** happens. Keep those elbows in and angle your shoulder.

If you come back after the injury people will respect you more.

Chip2006uk
10-06-2010, 05:48 PM
Well im not sure which guy did it, as I felt fine throughout the whole sparring session, it was only about 15 minutes afterwards when I was hitting the bag the pain began, very sudden and very sharp, especially when throwing a left hook or even a jab.

Pretty sure it was this big guy though, about my height but just stacked to ****, must have been at least a light heavy, and Im skinny as hell at 64kg, ended up taking a fair few heavy body shots.

Its been a week and a bit now and things havent changed much, pain and inflammation still there, still making that clicking noise, going to the doc tommorow to finally get the xray results....

To be honest I just want to get back into training again as fast as I can, I feel kind of lost without regular training, like I dont know what to do with myself....just annoyed aswell because that sparring session was the first time back in the gym after 2 and a half weeks off due to a cold and also a sprained leg muscle, so straight in straight out again....frustrating stuff...

Holtol
10-06-2010, 06:08 PM
Well im not sure which guy did it, as I felt fine throughout the whole sparring session, it was only about 15 minutes afterwards when I was hitting the bag the pain began, very sudden and very sharp, especially when throwing a left hook or even a jab.

Pretty sure it was this big guy though, about my height but just stacked to ****, must have been at least a light heavy, and Im skinny as hell at 64kg, ended up taking a fair few heavy body shots.

Its been a week and a bit now and things havent changed much, pain and inflammation still there, still making that clicking noise, going to the doc tommorow to finally get the xray results....

To be honest I just want to get back into training again as fast as I can, I feel kind of lost without regular training, like I dont know what to do with myself....just annoyed aswell because that sparring session was the first time back in the gym after 2 and a half weeks off due to a cold and also a sprained leg muscle, so straight in straight out again....frustrating stuff...

Be careful about training if the ribs are broken in any way it can cause problems to your insides.

Plus you said it was an upper rib that is worse I think then a lower rib which was my injury. May take quite a bit longer to heal for you.

yellowthunda
10-08-2010, 08:16 PM
same thing happened to me man it sucks. i broke my ribs from sparring. u cant sneeze or cough cuz it hurts like a *****.

u shouldn't train cuz it'll just break again and then you'll have to start the whole healing process again. it'll feel like its never gettin better, but just chill out and it'll heal on its own.

Spartacus Sully
10-09-2010, 04:58 AM
what all you guys seem to think is a broken or fractured rib is probly just a dislocated rib and a chiropractor can usually take care of that in one session.