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Suggest exercises for broken ribs

I fell down from five steps of staircase at home, I cut my head, right side, I had 2 ribs brokers (fifth and sixth and bruise on my pelvic. I had x-ray on chest and pelvic bones. The hospital said it will heal itself. They gave me pain killer Today is the 14 days after my injury, what kind of exercise should I take.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you are wondering about exercises for broken ribs . Well there can be treatment option for broken rib. I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order x-ray , CT scan or bone scan . Doctor may wrap elastic bandage around your chest along with splint and prescribe muscle relaxant along with anti inflammatory . Doctor may also recommend deep breathing exercises for broken rib , which are very effective along with physical therapy .For now take proper rest , apply warm compresses on broken several times a day and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain . Also do not sleep on side of broken rib.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest exercises for broken ribs

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query you are wondering about exercises for broken ribs . Well there can be treatment option for broken rib. I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order x-ray , CT scan or bone scan . Doctor may wrap elastic bandage around your chest along with splint and prescribe muscle relaxant along with anti inflammatory . Doctor may also recommend deep breathing exercises for broken rib , which are very effective along with physical therapy .For now take proper rest , apply warm compresses on broken several times a day and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain . Also do not sleep on side of broken rib. Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari