>Health and Nutrition>Cracked rib
i recommend just take time off - i tried running and it got worse each day, so bad that i couldn't sleep one night. went to the doctor, she said take off 6 weeks completely from running - i agreed but after a solid two weeks of zero physical activity i went for a run and felt great...so i suggest doing the same. take off 2 weeks and give it a go. perhaps you can even try just one full week of rest and then see how it feels. taping or any other compressive device did not help me - high dose ibuprofen is helpful as well if you are in constant pain.
Rest it for a least a couple of weeks. I pulled something (might have even cracked something, I don't really know) in my rib cage during a bout with bronchitis and made it worse by trying a slow easy run. It's just too jarring on the ribcage no matter how slow and easy you think you're going. I also would advise against masking the pain with ibu and then convincing yourself it's okay to run because it doesn't hurt as much.
Please see your doctor, as some over-the-counter pain medications inhibit bone growth, which you do not wish to do if your body is attempting to heal a broken bone.
But don't believe some random person on the internet. Check with a doctor about what to take or not take for your cracked ribs.
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