[quote name='ScottL' date='Feb 6 2006, 09:11 AM'][quote name='Raymond333' date='Feb 6 2006, 12:07 PM'][quote name='ScottL' date='Feb 6 2006, 08:36 AM']Everyone has "floating ribs".* If you've fractured/bruised them (or any other rib) it is a bitch. It will make training difficult.
Bottom line: advil, etc for the pain (actually you could use wobenzye, etc see currect surgery thread) and just try to avoid axascerbating it till it heals.
Yeah I just found out about the floating ribs (I believe they are the last two that dont attach to the sternum and everyone does have them) recently...when you say- 'avoid axascerbating it', is that direct ab work? I was thinking of maybe just doing my compounds (ie- squats, deads, etc) and not doing direct ab work until it heals.
Other than the advil for the pain, does it just take time...or is there anything else I should be or shouldnt be doing? Thanks.
As I recall from when I bruised some of my regular ribs it was tough finding any exercise that did't hurt. If it hurts even a little, just lay off it for now.
well....say a fwe grams of vit c/day. Best is ascorbate form and in divided doses. If you're near then end of recovery not sure I'd bother with anything else. IF it's still fresh or hurts a lot then...look in the surgery thread and get the product I linked to (better then wobenzyme) and use that. Multiple times//day on an empty stomach.
Ok cool, Ill check that thread out...my wife thinks the doctor may not have been real good and that I should go back and get xrays, etc. But I believe with any rib problem, its just a timely thing and you cant do much. It doesnt bother me when I workout (actually feels better sometimes) so I guess I can keep doing that. It does bother me on 'direct ab' work sometimes, so I may discountinue these.
So can I assume the doc was right and there isnt much he can do for me? I really dont want to take the time off work, pay the copay and all that bs for him to tell me the same thing.