Friday, March 15, 2013

The (Long) Road To Recovery

A little over a week after my basketball injury, I can still feel pain on my lower left rib cage. After consulting our office doctor, she recommended me to have a chest X ray and an abdominal ultrasound just to make sure it's nothing serious.

I opted to skip both and told her I'd rather prescribe for pain medication first. Celebrex and pain gel have been helpful to relieve the pain but it's still a task when first getting up in the morning.

I came onto this page and found the most frustrating thing that many of us athletes despise:

I can still bike, but I couldn't run because of this. Probably the bouncing movement of a run is making the muscles around the affected ribs painful as they are still undergoing the healing process.

3-4 weeks?!!?!?! Darn it.

Hopefully this thing gets better soon.

1 comment:

  1. Kinesio taping helped alleviate my bruised rib while running bro. I was able to race 3 weeks after a nasty bike crash.

    But I would suggest that you still get an x-ray for your peace of mind. :-)