Most fractured ribs heal within a month or two, states Mayo Clinic. While the rib is healing, it is very important to control pain so the patient can breathe comfortably. When a cracked rib prevents deep breathing, lung ... More »

One symptom of a cracked rib is pain every time the injured person inhales deeply, according to Mayo Clinic. Sometimes the pain occurs only when the patient takes a breath. In other cases, the pain is continual and becom... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Symptoms of a fractured rib are mild or severe pain on the injured area, pain when breathing deeply, and pain when someone touches the breastbone, according to WebMD. Patients may also have shortness of breath due to bre... More »

With proper care, a fractured rib often heals after six weeks, according to WebMD. People with fractured ribs can treat their injuries at home by applying ice, resting properly and taking pain medication, such as ibuprof... More »

The minimum time it takes for a fractured ankle to heal is about six weeks, according to OrthoInfo. A doctor orders X-rays to get a more accurate time frame and monitor the healing bones. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

The average recovery time for fractured vertebrae is six to eight weeks, according to MD Guidelines. Cervical spine injuries typically take a shorter time to heal than injuries in the thoracic, sacral and lumbar regions. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Reduction, immobilization and administration of pain medications are standard treatments for a fractured toe, according to Mayo Clinic. Surgery is sometimes necessary to reposition the bones. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains