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Fractured ribs after landing on back. Been lifting weight. What can help me?

Doc, hellos there I m just wondering I fell down the stairway landing on my back fractured 7 ribs I m still in pain even though I m taking pain pills especially when I m sleeping How long to heal my broken ribs coz I use to run and lifting weights when I can start going back To the gym is been 23 days now V/r Heldy
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Rib fracture usually heals by itself when provided with conservative management. You should wait for at least 6 weeks before you can proceed to light exercises and do not lift weights for at least 3 months after injury since you have had fracture of so many ribs. Weight lifting during this interim period might cause severe pain and impair the remodeling process. Try also to sleep at a position which gives you maximal comfort.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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