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 »

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 »

A cracked rib can take at least six weeks to heal, and there isn't a verifiable way to speed the recovery time. The only treatment options involve managing the pain, according to WebMD. More »

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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 »

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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 »

The recovery time for a bulging disc varies by person, but it can take as long as six weeks, according to WebMD. Both the type of treatment and the severity of the condition affects the recovery time. More »

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The recovery period for an Achilles tendon surgery is approximately six months but can vary based on the patient's overall health condition, age and ability to rehabilitate, explains WebMD. Patients commonly wear a cast ... More »

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