Friends over things, outside over inside. Will you go out with us? #OptOutside — Join Us Outside
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
Page 1 of 1.  
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.

Email me.
Jun 12, 2013
e t.ferguson
Joined Jun 3, 2012
79 points
Jun 12, 2013
Sounds like a broken rib, which if it's separated (not just cracked) could seriously injure you. 'Popped in and out of place' is an odd phrase for a rib as it's not a joint. Get to a doctor and get imaged they can't really do anything for the butt so I would worry much about it. GLD
Joined Jan 19, 2012
97 points
Jun 12, 2013
That sounds sketchy. Nobody is going to be able to diagnose you over the internet. You should see a doctor. Vaughne
Joined Mar 21, 2011
42 points
Jun 12, 2013
Ribs do have joints, just not fully-mobile joints. They allow flexion during respiration (or else we wouldn't breathe very well). Does it hurt in your back near your spine like a knot in a muscle or on your stomach side? I've dislocated ribs in weird ways before and it sucks, but with the right stretching/massage it will come-to. If you inhale fully and really puff out your chest where does it hurt? If it's not near the spine then you prob need an x-ray because it could be broken. It all depends on where it hurts though. CaptainPoopyPants
Joined Mar 12, 2012
62 points
Jun 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gat...
Go see the damn doctor!!! Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Joined Jul 6, 2007
1,194 points

Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.  

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!