Looking for some advice on how to recover from rib damage. I forgot to wear my rib protector for a single session at a local sprint track at the beginning of April and damaged both sides of my rib cage. I didn’t end up going to the doctors due to being peek COVID (and understanding that there’s not much that can be done).
Since then I haven’t been able to lie on either side when sleeping due to pain. 10 weeks later it was feeling slightly better and I signed up for a road race at Mid Ohio. The track is smooth enough that I didn’t feel any worse but still couldn’t lie on my side when sleeping.
This past weekend I went to Grattan. By the end of the weekend I couldn’t drive the kart anymore due to the pain (especially on the left side of my rib cage due to the bumpy right hand turns). I felt every bump on the road during the 13 hour drive home and sneezing is excruciatingly painful.
OK done with the back story My real question is what is the quickest way to recover? My plan right now is to stop running and cycling until I am healed but I would love to know if there are other things I should be doing.