How can you heal torn rib cartilage?

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Unlike broken bones, a torn rib cartilage cannot be bandaged up or put in a cast and allowed to heal. If you tear a rib cartilage, it can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to heal. You may be prescribed strong painkillers and told to take non-steroidal inflammatory drugs but ultimately rest and refrain from strenuous activity until the tear has completely healed.
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1. Rest your body and allow it to heal for at least six weeks. You may not participate in sports or any other strenuous activities. 2. Ice the area in the initial stages of injury
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If the ribs were not attached to the sternum by cartilage (which is flexible) it would be more difficult to breathe, because as you inhale and exhale the chest needs to be able to
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Costochondritis is inflammation of the joint between a rib and the sternum or
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It should be pointed out that this is called costal cartilage because "costal" refers to ribs. It is what attaches the ribs to the sternum (breastbone) Technically, it is
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