About four weeks or so ago I kindof had an incident with my snowmobile that bunged up my ribs and thumb. Was curious . . . how long does it take for bruised or cracked ribs to heal up? I was feeling better until a few days ago and now my rib is aching and I have a pain in the back . . . when I bend over I find it difficult to breathe. I mean, don't get me wrong, I can still breathe . . . it's just labored and a bit painful (more of a dull pain or ache than a sharp, biting pain.) Anyone had rib issues that can give me some insight?