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Bruised Ribs


Hey guys,

I banged up my ribs pretty good doing take downs. Had x-rays, and fortunately, no fracture. I'm still having trouble breathing and they're sore as hell. Doc gave me some inflammation medicine.

Just wondering if any of you guys have had this happen? If so, how long before the soreness/shortness of breath went away and were you able to train through it?

Of course the doc says no strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks but they always er on the side of caution.


ya actually it has, but from sparring... after about 2 weeks of rest, i just regularly iced them, took like 400-600mg of motrin and kept going.