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How long does it take to heal broken ribs?

Hi 5 months ago I had suspected broken ribs but I am still experiencing bad pain, especially at night in bed, I was attacked and hit with something on my back, on the right side of my spine, but the main pain I feel is around the front of my rib cage, how long before they heal so there is no pain?
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Hello,

As the ribs will heal on its own as it gets only a matter of time. Do deep breathing exercises and also try taking an x-ray. So it can help heal with using a strap over the injured area.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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