Asked by: Ethelyn Ryjenkovmedical health lung and respiratory health
How long are broken ribs sore for?
Last Updated: 5th May, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, how long does it take for broken ribs to stop hurting?
about three to six weeks
Similarly, what happens if you leave a broken rib untreated? When untreated, rib fractures will lead toserious short-term consequences such as severe pain whenbreathing, pneumonia and, rarely, death. Long-term consequencesinclude chest wall deformity, chronic pain and decreased lungfunction.
Also Know, do Broken ribs hurt forever?
While rib fractures from mild or moderate traumaor repetitive movement may seem less severe, they are stillpainful and can lead to serious complications.Pain often occurs with deep breathing. When fracturedribs stay in alignment, they typically heal within sixweeks.
How long should I be off work with broken ribs?
It will tell you the causes, treatment and generaladvice on returning to work and normal activities.Rib fractures usually heal within 4-6 weeks.