So I cracked a rib in the back... just like I did last year. The crack is minor, the pain is real but not what is keeping off my bike. When I move just right the muscles around the rib spasm and that is unbearable. Last year when this happened I was able to ride 3 days after the accident, it hurt, but I was able to get the spasms under control. This time the spasm are worse even though the crack is not. I realize that this could have to do with how I landed but thought someone might have some advice.
Currently I'm doing a lot of stretching, making sure I'm hydrated, and using some topical rubs that are supposed to loosen muscles up. Any ideas that might get me back on the bike faster?
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