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How long does it take for a fractured rib to heal?

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A fractured rib usually takes at least 6 weeks to heal. To help manage the pain, use ice, get rest, take pain medicine. ! Any comments?

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  1. Kasey says:

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  2. Socorro says:

    6 to 12 weeks

  3. Minh says:

    what is the best way to heal a fractured rib due to a football injury?

  4. Louisa says:

    The most common cause of fractured ribs is a direct blow to the chest from either the front or the side. Fractured ribs must be examined by a doctor immediately to insure that they have not caused any additional damage to the internal organ… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_4884081_heal-fractured-ribs.html

  5. Jenni says:

    Rib fractures can happen all around the chest cavity. This means you can injure a posterior rib that can be felt in your back just as easily as an anterior rib in your front. Like anything else, posterior rib fractures can range from the re… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_2303864_heal-posterior-rib-fracture.html

  6. Amie says:

    Causes/Diagnosis Trauma to the chest, usually from a fall, contact sports injury, or motor vehicle accident often is the cause of broken ribs. In elderly adults, even hard coughing or sneezing can be the cause. Playing sports, which require… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_4564786_rib-fracture-heal.html

  7. Kim says:

    If this is a first time injury the healing time is usually 4 to 6 weeks.

  8. Brianna says:

    If you have a broken rib, you will experience swelling and pain in the ribs where the bone is broken. In How Long Does a Fractured Wrist Take to Heal? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4685302_broken-rib-heal.html

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