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Rib injury pain management

A rib injury is an injury which often requires initial rest from activity. Once any acute pain has settled, exercises designed to restore the normal range of motion through the thorax as well as strengthen the abdominal muscles can be commenced. Perform stretches/ mobility exercises for 5×30 seconds twice daily. Perform strength exercises with 3-4 sets x15 repetitions once daily or every other day. Increase the exercise difficulty cautiously so you do not flare your rib injury.

Simple tips for managing with acute rib pain...