I was just wondering if any of you have had a similar injury to what I’m dealing with right now. If so, how long did it take you to get back on the mats?
I haven’t had an MRI or anything, but I’m assuming that I tore rib cartilage. The injury happened in BJJ class as I was sitting through to apply a gi choke. When I sat thru it felt like my bottom rib shifted and momentarily went on top of the rib above it. It was fairly debilitating for a couple days, but then the pain went away, except when I’m sleeping. I tried to go back to class after a week, but wasn’t able to make it through even one roll.
Now it’s been 3 weeks. I’m feeling no pain, I’m back to lifting without issue, but I can still feel it when try to sleep on my right side. It doesn’t hurt, but I can tell something’s “off”.
Anyway, I was thinking about going back to class tonight and testing it out, but I’m a little nervous about the twisting motions in BJJ re-aggravating the injury. I’m trying to prepare for NAGA in March and can’t afford to miss anymore classes. Have any of you dealt with an injury like this? Any advice?