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KRALLEN1 Posts: 257
12/11/12 9:52 A

I think you should rest and let your ribs heal before you try to do any exercise becuase you could cause more problems. It might not heal right or become injured again. If you really feel the need to exercise I would contact a doctor.

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12/11/12 12:20 A

better check again! b careful/

APPRIL Posts: 2,239
12/10/12 11:52 P

I always thought you had to be very careful with a broken rib as it could puncture a lung. Was I always that wrong ?

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12/10/12 11:10 P


You may want to contact your doctor for what he/she recommends. A broken rib is just like any other broken bone and it is going to take time to heal. Unfortunately our members and experts are not in a position to offer advice when it comes to questions like this. Your doctor will be the best source of what exercises you have been cleared to do. Remember healthy living is a journey of a lifetime.

Here's to a SPEEDY recovery!

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,778
12/10/12 10:40 P

"I've been told that it will take another 4 weeks to heal and I don't want to wait that long to get back into shape."


You NEED to give your body a chance to heal... or you risk making things worse. Would you rather to be out of commission for an even longer time?

TOWHEE Posts: 6,115
12/10/12 10:29 P

Two weeks ago I broke three ribs on the left side.

Last week I started cardio by walking for 10 minutes or doing an easy 10 minute aerobic routine (no bouncing). I'd like to start strength training again, but don't know what to do. Before my accident I was doing pushups, crunches, tricep dips, bicep curls, squats, bridge ups, step ups, hip flexor, etc. What would you recommend now?

I've been told that it will take another 4 weeks to heal and I don't want to wait that long to get back into shape.

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