Get well.I get to post here now too, yay... I had a good crash a week ago (sunday) during a muddy/slick race, I thought I had grip on a side-hill descent but did not, the tires slid out to the left and I landed pretty hard on my right side on a smooth sidehill, but got up and felt good, finished well too. A bit sore and stiff the next day and much better the following day, continued hard mtb workouts on Tues, Wed, and Thurs, -feeling quite good Wed and Thurs. Thurs night, 4 days after the crash, I was getting out of my low-ish car, and something popped and I'm now in fair bit of pain, right side ribs, front ish center and also at the back near my spine. I've sneezed twice and it was excruciating!, coughing or blowing my nose is out of the question. There is movement in my ribs, clicking/shifting if I move certain ways. I got an xray on friday and they couldn't see anything broken, I also used an old-fashioned tuning fork (supposedly at a C128 that will rattle a broken bone and hurt like hell if it is broken, - no pain with the tuning fork), so I think I popped a rib out of the rear socket. I can't wait to see my chiropractor on monday, I have had a dislocated rib 2x before in my life, I have a lot of hope that she can help me. Luckily the next race in the series is in 2 weeks, -hopefully I improve by then. I did an easy ride with my son on friday, lots of rib pain when climbing (same hill I was hammering up just fine earlier in the week, until the 'pop' climbing out of the car).
The first time I dislocated a rib was 25 years ago while mtb racing, I hit a rock on a downhill, went over the bars and down a bank landing on my back, got a tight knot at the edge of my spine. One visit to the chiropractor I was seeing occasionally at that time and it was instant relief.
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