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any tips for riding with broken ribs...........(8 posts)

any tips for riding with broken ribs...........abicirider
Jun 30, 2003 4:20 AM
I know the best advice is to stay off the bike, but this stupid old idiot doesn't have any sense once so ever. Just wondering if anybody has any secerts or remedies to make it a little more comfortable riding with broken Ribs I have been off the bike for 3 days if I don't ride today that will make 4 days and I'm going crazy. The doctors says 2 weeks off the bike but again this stupid fool says no.
possible way.
any tips suggestions would be appreciated.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
re: any tips for riding with broken ribs...........netso
Jun 30, 2003 5:11 AM
I was in an accident where I broke 3 ribs. I was given the same advice. I rode my bike 4 days later, smooth roads. Painful, but bearable.
There oughta be a lawMel Erickson
Jun 30, 2003 5:31 AM
Against 50 year old fools riding mountain bikes. I took two falls this year that bruised and cracked ribs. The bruised ribs healed in two weeks but the cracked rib is still sore after 3 1/2. There's little that can be done. Taping them up tightly can help. Take whatever pain reliever works for you and go ride. The ribs haven't kept me off the bike. Just take it easy, avoid standing on hills and you'll be ok. Remember, time wounds all heals.
I agree but in my case 40 year old fool on Mt Bike.....abicirider
Jun 30, 2003 5:44 AM
Thats what did it last wed riding single track trying to jump logs and crashing full force on another smaller fallen log and my whole right side took full force 2 broken ribs and brusied spleen.
This stupid fool will never learn oh well live and learn cant wait to get back on MT bike but road is my main priority.
Be safe out on the roads!!!!!!!
You young guys need to be more careful. (nm)Chen2
Jun 30, 2003 6:11 AM
took me 6 weeksterry b
Jun 30, 2003 5:39 AM
before I could ride and breath at the same time. no tips - it hurt like hell until it didn't. you can grin and bear it, I chose to take it easy.
You don't have broken ribs.snowman3
Jun 30, 2003 10:47 AM
if you are already wanting to ride your bike.

I cracked and dislocated a few ribs last spring. The first week my only goal was to avoid coughing and hope I could get some sleep. The painkillers didn't hide the pain, just took the edge off enough that I could rest a little bit and get through the day.

It was probably 5 or more weeks till I could run though... can't remember exactly. After 2-3 weeks I started riding the mtn bike along smooth walkways. It was way less painful than running.

The only tip is to listen to the body. Ride at a pace where breathing doesn't hurt. Ride the smoothest surface possible with a plush bike to avoid jarring your ribs. From what I've heard taping the ribs, etc doesn't do any good. I don't think there's any medical things you can do to speed the recovery.

You might want to try a stationary bike at the gym. At least it eliminates the road vibration.
Well I guess the hospital and Doctors are big liars but hey nmabicirider
Jun 30, 2003 10:59 AM