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    Does anyone know how to pop a rib back in place?

    Was doing Leg Presses and went a bit too far compressing my knees against my rib cage,..I think I dislocated a rib. Doesn't feel sharp or broken,..just uncomfortable with slight pain while training. Wonderin g if anyone ever popped their own rib back in place! Thanks!
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    I went to my chiropractor...it worked.
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    Originally Posted by Rhinoclan View Post
    I went to my chiropractor...it worked.
    Yea,..this may be the next step,...but not sure when he can get me in,...I geuss I'm looking for something a bit more immediate
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    Originally Posted by Rhinoclan View Post
    I went to my chiropractor...it worked.
    ^^^^ this

    My training partner & best friend is a chiropractor and has fixed it in seconds on several occasions. What a difference!
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    Originally Posted by Astro_Gym View Post
    ^^^^ this

    My training partner & best friend is a chiropractor and has fixed it in seconds on several occasions. What a difference!
    Maybe if I can get a flight out to San Gabriel Cali. could you Chiro friend meet me and pop it back in place????
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    I don't want to worry you too much but my wife is a nurse and says don't do that. You should get to a doc as you could puncture an organ.

    I suggest the doc... Really... Sooner than later...
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    Originally Posted by stayfit2008 View Post
    Was doing Leg Presses and went a bit too far compressing my knees against my rib cage,..I think I dislocated a rib. Doesn't feel sharp or broken,..just uncomfortable with slight pain while training. Wonderin g if anyone ever popped their own rib back in place! Thanks!
    I pop my mum's first rib back in for her quite frequently. You would know if it has subluxed/dislocated as there would be an obvious bump on that side that shouldn't be there (head of rib). When you apply a bit of pressure it will move up and down. My mum is hypermobile so while her joints (and mine) pop out easily...nothing tears, so they are easy to put back in. If you are not hypermobile, you probably will have torn something, in which case don't touch it! You can do more damage. I have also had some physio training so I know where I am pushing. I would see physio/chiro. Also ask them to check you over. if you are hypermobile you are at risk of dislocating other joints such as shoulders (especially with heavy incline bench and flys).

    If you can't feel a bump you may have just strained your intercostal muscles.
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    Originally Posted by Rhinoclan View Post
    I went to my chiropractor...it worked.
    Best advice. Most offices have time for injuries like this. If not, find a new chriropractor. Good luck with it.
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    Thanks Guys,..Maybe its just a strained muscle like LJ stated,..No obvious bump,..I'm starting to feel better about the situation!! Again,..thanks a bunch!
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    You may have torn an Intercostal muscle. they run between the ribs. They will give you pains while expanding your diaphram. Maybe this has happened?

    If you popped a rib out, you wouldn't be casually talking about maybe or maybe not, you'd know. The next morning will tell you... always hurts more the next day, once imflammation has set in.
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    I googled this and thread came up.


    My rib is out bad right now. No money for dr/chiro. I did it stretching my lats post back workout.
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    Originally Posted by zackmorris View Post
    I googled this and thread came up.


    My rib is out bad right now. No money for dr/chiro. I did it stretching my lats post back workout.
    No medical insurance? Then go to the emergency room. After you see the triage nurse, ask to speak to a social worker to apply for charity care to assist you in paying the bill. Please don't try and "pop it back in" yourself. Seriously.
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    Originally Posted by stayfit2008 View Post
    Does anyone know how to pop a rib back in place?

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    Originally Posted by discdoggie View Post
    No medical insurance? Then go to the emergency room. After you see the triage nurse, ask to speak to a social worker to apply for charity care to assist you in paying the bill. Please don't try and "pop it back in" yourself. Seriously.
    Nope

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    ER or urgent care center. Get it xrayed and get real medical treatment.
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    What exactly do you tell the chiropractor to do? i went to two chiropractors and the one popped my back and said it was fixed, but we didnt pay for that one, and the other said theyd have the traps and such a few times to get it tender and then he could get in and fix it. theres another chiropractor in town and the building looks more legit hah, so im planning on going there next
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    Whatever you are thinking about, you should really get it looked at professionally if you think it might be dislocated or cracked or anything abnormal.

    A few of years ago I had a manway cover of an oil tank pivot on the remaining bolt as I was entering the tank. It dropped right on my lower ribs and pinched me in the opening. I had to be dragged out. Anyway, the x-rays (That were read by an employer paid physician) came back negative. My ribs were BENT in and it was very painful. (We're talking a couple of weeks sleeping in my recliner and 6 months before the pain was "gone") Even now, almost 3 years later, when I push on that side on those ribs it's sensitive... and I have a pretty high tolerance for pain.

    My point is, get it looked at... by a physician of your choosing. You could spare yourself some serious wasted time and minimize your downtime.

    Good luck to you.

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    fuk, hope the dude is okay!
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