Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I don't think I have a torn pec, I think I have a bruised upper rib. Took a punch there from Anthony while infighting; it hurt so much I couldn't move, even though the Joshu was yelling at me, "Punch back! Punch back!"

From an Internet article on bruised ribs:

Bruised ribs are notorious for their long healing time. Unfortunately, there is little you can do about bruised ribs as they tend to heal on their own. Typical healing time for bruised ribs is anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks. Once, you are diagnosed for bruised ribs, it is important that you prevent them from any further damage.

Tonight: Naproxen. Ice. Stretch. Hot shower.


Michele said...

Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

BobSpar said...

Thanks, Michelle. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Elmer Querubin said...

Hi Bob,

I know how much this hurts. I bruised a rib one time, not through sparring, but snowboarding one time. It took about a month and a half to heal. I suggest taking a bath with Epsom salt, a diet higher in proteins to help with the healing process, and rest.