bruised ribs, what can I do!!

  • dalek19

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    Apr 21, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    I really bruised my ribs, moderate pain when I breath deep and lift my arms above my head to some degree. can still function, I even went for a run today but I haven't lifted in over a week and im going a bit crazy. Any tips on what I can do in the gym?
  • KZNindian

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    Apr 21, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
    Dalek some injury history would've helped. If its from gym, take a break and let it heal, or just visit your doc.
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    Apr 21, 2013 12:51 PM GMT
    Bruising isnt the end of the world.. but it will hurt for a while..

    Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen will probably help, but the pain is there to remind you to take it easy.

    Some things like rutins or red-berries, and lycopene rich foods may help to to repair the capillary damage.

    A supplement I use called MSM (which is usually for joints and tissue damage) has assisted me get over the worst parts of bruising in the past..

    Be sure you're just bruised and not fractured - if you breathe in and you get Sharp pains - you could have hairline fractures.. in which case it'll be a few weeks before it feels much better...
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    Apr 22, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    You can:

    1. Take a pain reliever/anti-inflammatory and deal with it.
    2. Go to the doctor.
    3. Nothing.

    Get well soon.
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    Apr 22, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    How much of your ribs are bruised?
    You better watch out for those purple people eaters ...
    ohhhh the corn lol.
  • LJay

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    Apr 22, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    Ask you doctor about a constriction belt such as they use for pleurisy.

    Do not self-diagnose. The pain could be indicating something more than a bruise. Ask your doctor.
  • dalek19

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    Apr 22, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    KZNindian saidDalek some injury history would've helped. If its from gym, take a break and let it heal, or just visit your doc.


    I was giving a coworker a bear hug and I was squeezing him really hard and he is short and hisshoulder was placed on my ribs while I was squeezing him.
    kind of a really sad story lol
  • dalek19

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    Apr 22, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    thanks for the info I figured it was just rest but I don't do well resting
    Im gona try some yoga today. I need some exercises I can do while recovering.
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    Apr 22, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    dalek19 saidthanks for the info I figured it was just rest but I don't do well resting
    Im gona try some yoga today. I need some exercises I can do while recovering.



    Doctors don't bandage anymore to prevent shallow breathing and subsequent lung congestion. Massage is always good to promote circulation and healing. Arnica gel is the default herbal for bruises. Eat well ; leafy greens , berries , comfrey ( boneknit) tea, oatstraw tea and take a mineral supplement. Cut out wheat and dairy to reduce inflammation.
  • dalek19

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    Apr 22, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    dalek19 saidthanks for the info I figured it was just rest but I don't do well resting
    Im gona try some yoga today. I need some exercises I can do while recovering.



    Doctors don't bandage anymore to prevent shallow breathing and subsequent lung congestion. Massage is always good to promote circulation and healing. Arnica gel is the default herbal for bruises. Eat well ; leafy greens , berries , comfrey ( boneknit) tea, oatstraw tea and take a mineral supplement. Cut out wheat and dairy to reduce inflammation.


    awesome thanks man
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    Apr 24, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    Make sure that you are really moving the air in and out of your lungs so you don't develop pneumonia. Generally the doc will send you home with a spirometer to breath into to help get rid of the deep lung air.