X-Ray looked fine, so the doc poked and prodded around and decided that I'd torn a rib free from some cartilage.
Being bullheaded and unhelpfully oblivious to pain, I took a couple days off before going to a couple of swing clinics. Now the thing pops when I take a deep breath. I don't think it really hurts a great deal so much as surprises/annoys me when it slides around.
Anyone have a similar injury from swinging? In my experience, rib injuries NEVER really heal right (I separated a couple on the other side some ten years ago and they STILL get sore and feel a little deformed)... but what's a good benchmark for taking it easy 'til you're not just destroying your body by continuing to hack away?
I've been getting in 8-10 hours/week between practice and play (Mostly practice). Can I safely transfer all of that into chips and putts without too much of a 'make things worse' setback?
Obviously, the Doc says 'Do Nothing', but he also thought I should be taking handfuls of vicodin for what I'm thinking of as 'Kinda Sore'... so I sort of feel he's gearing for a more... sensitive ... demographic (My Inner Texan has SO many less flattering ways to phrase that, heh).