Originally Posted by RiosDad
they just tape ribs but just getting out of bed can be a chore.
Nope, doctors don't tape ribs anymore, because of the chance of bronchitis or pneumonia due to decreased lung function.
As long as it's just cracked and not actually broken to the point you have bone poking into your lung, time is the only thing that helps.
I cracked 3 of my ribs several years ago because of a bucking incident. The only things that really helped were time and booze. Jack and coke is great