Bulldog Skates Message Board
Register  |   |   |  Calendar  |  New Posts

Author Comment

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 596
Reply with quote  #1 
I took a hit on the #1 rib left side and have been a total bitch every since! It is one of the few times to scream like a little school girl and not get your man card pulled.

Anybody have this before and how did you do things like sleep? Any help would be....Helpful!!!

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 862
Reply with quote  #2 


hey Kelly


besides skating, I've raced Motocross


I've jacked every part of my body


back in February I did my ribs at work


I've never done my ribs before


as for sleeping, good luck


other than when my back goes out from a previous racing injury I've never ever felt anything like the rib thing


I know what your feeling - trust me




- Mike



"calm like a bomb"

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 2,295
Reply with quote  #3 
I had a couple of broken ribs, they take forever to heal. Whatever you do....don't sneeze. 

Eat lot's of Motrin...

You know many don't understand the toil and the sacrifice you endure to allow us to be " Stoked "

Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 1,794
Reply with quote  #4 
it hurts
for a long time
sleep is difficult

sorry, but that's the sad truth, i've been around your block three maybe four times

thanks for using the internet

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 158
Reply with quote  #5 
6-8 weeks of don't sneeze, don't cough, don't laugh, don't ......

Good luck. I did a lot of ibuprofen for cracked ribs and that's probably not entirely recommended.

Was it the coping that got you?

Martin Brovarney
Skaters For Public Skateparks

Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #6 
Do what you normally do, just sleep on the oppsite side of your body.
Time is the only remedy.

Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 1,691
Reply with quote  #7 
When I had bruised ribs, I had to learn to sleep on my back. That helped for sure. Had been used to sleeping on my side - but sleeping on either side hurt too much.

Also tried to avoid laughing because that stretched the ribs and hurt. So no funny movies!

"Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness."
James 3:18
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 4,364
Reply with quote  #8 

One thing if you take Ibuprofen, You must eat something before or right after. That shit eats your stomach alive! Don't forget to ice as much as possible.

The Minds of Liberals........

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 596
Reply with quote  #9 
My ribs hurt so much that laughing is not a problem...LOL. Ouch!

So I guess I am doing the right thing. Nothing. The doc said that pain killers could be a bad thing masking something worse, tapeing can cause illness because of shallow breathing, embrace the suck and live with it.

I am going to stop fighting Ninja's on rooftops. That is what got me into trouble the last time!

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 1,297
Reply with quote  #10 
Broke four ribs playing rugby when I was younger.  As far as I know there is nothing you can do but grin and bear it.

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 8,181
Reply with quote  #11 
Not nearly the same thing...but I always slept on my side. When I had my broken neck and wore a neck brace for 12 weeks, I slept pretty comfortably in a recliner. Couldn't roll over when I wanted but it got me through.

Sending healing vibes.... (((((*)))))

"Yeah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel...."

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 182
Reply with quote  #12 
DUDE i hurt my ribs about 6 months ago at work, was on light duty for a bout 4 weeks, then i got wheel bite about a month later, went down on right side had to take two weeks off from work and was sore for about 4 more weeks to where i could function again and then about two to three weeks after that i crashed on my longboard  Not sure what happend but landed on my left  side
and i am still not 100% about 6 weeks later, have hardly skated at all, I ordered  this so i can feel better about skating,
OH my elbow is still sore so i orded elbow pads too
its going to hurt for a long time, heat ... Ice ... pain killers rest is about all you can do  good luck, it sucks.

Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 1,794
Reply with quote  #13 
Originally Posted by epsaltis
Broke four ribs playing rugby when I was younger.  As far as I know there is nothing you can do but grin and beer it.

fixed that for ya!

just a heads up, sometimes you land with your elbow in front of your ribs and it can break them, later you're like "how in god's name did i break my ribs?"
best KJ!

thanks for using the internet

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 2,852
Reply with quote  #14 
time....and more time...takes a while...maybe you can get ya one of those elastic/velcro rib belts to make coughing and sneezing a little easier to stand..
Sleep well tonight America...because my Marine has your back!!!!!

Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 1,631
Reply with quote  #15 
Really good hash helps with the pain.
Previous Topic | Next Topic

Quick Navigation:

Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.