Painfull Ribs Hurts When Laying Down

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  Posted by Guest - Painfull Ribs Hurts When Laying Down :
I hurt my ribcage area and its been hurting for weeks, it really hurts bad when laying down and when I wake up in the morning the ribs feel really strained and sore.  I'm not sure if its broken ribs or something like that but the ribs dont seem to be healing. It really hurts all over buy laying down sleeping is really a problem and moving makes them hurt worse.  Has anyone had this where is just lingers on for weeks and doesn't seem to be healing?

Guest Says:
You may have a broken rib, or if not a broken rib then there is lots of cartilage and muscles in and around the ribs, I was leaning over something and had all my weight on my ribs and felt it burn or pop like feeling, mine was sore for 6 weeks.

Try this, and it sounds odd, but for me sleeping in a recliner for a week made it ALOT better. Yes it sucks sleeping in recliner, but its much better when you get up and realize its healing, and its not all strained and sore from laying down trying to sleep.  If you can lay back in a recliner without it hurting, then I would sleep there like I did as it made a huge difference for me.

My guess is sleeping made my ribs strained and sore and it wasn't healing fast because of that.  Its worth a try for you also.  

Guest Says:
I'll backup the recliner option. My chest area was really hurting, kind of up under the chest, upper rib area, and I think I tore something in there. Midsection hurt everytime I moved or reached out with one arm, and ribs really hurt when sneezing! It was never more sore or painfull then when I got up in the morning! Its like when you relax sleeping it was putting strain on the rib and chest area!  I slept in a recliner for 3 straight days and what a difference it made, so I'll back up this story above.

Guest Says:
I should have said also as long as it feels more comfortable when you lean the recliner way back, you will know.

Guest Says:
I'm following up on this, there is something to that sleeping in a recliner when you have injured ribs, it worked.

I like the term you used "strained ribs" because thats exactly how it felt for me, especially getting out of bed or turning when sleeping, the entire chest and upper rib area felt really sore.  
After 4 days its unreal how much better I now feel, my ribs and that same up under the chest muscle type injury no longer have that strained and sore feeling. I'm trying to now figure out why that worked?  I'm guessing when you have sore ribs, at least for me when the ribs are painfull sleeping and has that really  "strained" rib and chest pain when getting up in the morning (thats the best way I can describe that feeling, almost like someone was pulling and stretching the muscles and ribs all night), maybe they werent healing because it kept putting so much pressure on the rib cartilage and muscles and it wouldnt heal?

  
4 days in the recliner it healed more then the previous 10 days and was noticeably less painfull throughout the day.  The only thing I can figure out is I'm guessing when you sleep everything was relaxing and pulling down on cartilage and hurting it which was keeping it from healing.  The recliner even when way back keeps you partially upright so the pressure of laying flat is no longer on the ribs and chest area when you relax.  Thats my guess.

I could tell getting up in the morning once it got "loose" because normally it felt awful the first hour after getting out of bed, and now it felt maybe only 20% of that.

The only thing is ......... it sucks sleeping in recliner lol  But well worth it to get it healed.


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