Ribcage injury during sparring

Discussion in 'Injuries and Prevention' started by kungfupanda71, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    Big fat guy fell on my left ribcage during sparring and take down practice. Besides ice, what do you recommend? I ordered some dit da jow ointment.
  2. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Unfortunately..... chilling out and doing nothing is best.

    Bit rich coming from me tho. I had knee surgery in Sept and was back sparring in January :p
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  3. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    I will tell the sifu to let me do forms and no impact training until it heals.
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  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Core is one of those things you can't really work around. Depending on the injury, because it might be as bad as fractured. Best get an x ray then decide.
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  5. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    That’s good advice.
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  6. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    Ok I will see a doc and get xray and MRI and keep icing it and rest.
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  7. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Stop calling people "fat" might help in the future too.
  8. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    He was pleasantly plump then hehe *
  9. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    Yeah I don't remember it was probably the skinny guy. Anyways got results back no cracked or fractured ribs thank goodness. My dit da jow arrived today so applied that to the injury area. Was using Tiger balm pads to help the pain and lot of turmeric pills. Still hurts like heck and doc says no kung fu for another 6-8 weeks :-(
  10. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Personally, I’d use an ibuprofen gel or spray.

    Ibuprofen gel is proven to work: it reduces pain and inflammation. There’s plenty of scientific evidence to support the use of ibuprofen gel.

    Whereas I’ve never seen any scientific evidence to show that dit da jow does anything.

    I believe tiger balm has only been shown to reduce headache pain, but nothing else.
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  11. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    I am having good pain relief from the tiger balm pads and turmeric. The dit da jow is a wash I think it is meant more for conditioning training purposes and not after an injury per se.
  12. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, so I wouldn’t dismiss it.

    I guess the camphor in tiger balm may relieve pain a bit, but perhaps someone here knows more about this than me.
  13. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Please tell me you didn't waste an MRI on your ribs. A quick xray is all that's needed.

    If you need to bring down the inflammation, a proven anti inflammatory, at an evidence based clinical dose, will beat turmeric hands down.

    Rest up, watch videos, go for a Run when you can, and heal up.
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  14. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    No, I just had xrays no fracture or broken ribs at least. Been resting and using standard RICE protocol. No sparring for a while.
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  15. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    After the first few hours there is no need to use ice, so I'd now stop that part of the treatment.

    Rest is now the answer.
  16. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    Pain is better today. Been using rest and rubs like dit da jow.
  17. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

  18. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    'POLICE' is becoming more popular for the treatment of injuries.

    Protect the injury from further harm.
    Optimally Load the injured structures ("move within pain-free limits").
    Ice the injury site.
    Compress the injured tissues.
    Elevate the affected body part where possible.[/B]
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  19. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I always wondered why we elevate?
  20. kungfupanda71

    kungfupanda71 New Member

    Thanks yeah I told sifu about it. Anyways will keep using the rubs and rest.

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