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Can i participate in normal activities post rib fracture treatment?

Cc: Rib pain Hist: Fell from ladder 4/11/2012 INCENTIVE SPIROMETER q 2 hr 3 - times MEDS: Percocet q 6 h Valium q 6 h Motrin 400 mg q 4 h Asprin q 4 h ACTIVITY LEVEL QUESTION? BEDREST WITH BATHROOM PRIVILEGES? OR LIGHT ACTIVITY ONLY? OR ACTIVITY WITH WEIGHT RESTRICTION? OR NORMAL ACTIVITY?
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
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Hello,

If the fracture of the rib of more than 6 - 8 weeks old you can perform any activity you wish you. The activities should not lead to pressure over the chest region. If the activities you planning to do or doing are not giving pressure over the fractured ribs than any normal activity can be performed.

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Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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