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Rib Strain Pain Relief

A rib strain is an injury to the muscles around the ribcage, typically caused by a sudden movement or direct strain on the rib muscles. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE can help.

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The best treatment for rib strains near you

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for rib strain treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

There are many causes of rib strains

Common causes of a rib strain include forceful coughing, breathing too hard during physical activity, getting hit in the chest and falling in a certain way. If you feel you may have sustained a rib strain, it is best to consult with your chiropractor or physiotherapist. Treatment usually comprises of massage therapy, cold and hot packs, stretches and strength exercises. For severe injuries that cause pain when moving even slightly, your chiropractor or physiotherapist may recommend soft braces or tape to immobilize the ribs for a few weeks for optimal healing support.

Get the best treatment to help your rib strain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your rib strain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is a rib strain?

A rib strain is an injury that occurs to the muscles and tendons surrounding the rib cage. It can cause pain when breathing, coughing, or even when moving. The most common causes of a rib strain are lifting heavy objects, excessive twisting of the upper body, or direct impact such as a fall or collision. If diagnosed early enough, resting for a few days and icing the affected area may be enough to reduce symptoms.

What are the symptoms of a rib strain?

A rib strain can cause pain, discomfort and limited movement in a person’s chest. Symptoms of a rib strain may include tenderness or bruising in the affected area, inflammation around the ribs, pain that worsens when laughing, coughing or deep breathing, difficulty with certain movements and feeling like something is ‘popping’ in the chest.

What are the treatments for a rib strain?

Treating a rib strain usually involves combining various forms of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. Chiropractic is helpful in restoring normal alignment between the ribs and the spine to reduce pain. Physiotherapy can help with stretching and strengthening exercises to improve mobility and support the ribcage area as it heals. Massage therapy can be used to relax painful muscles, ease inflammation, and reduce spasms. All of these treatments should be administered by qualified health care professionals for best results.

Get the rib strain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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Through gentle adjustments and manipulation, a chiropractor can help realign your ribcage and promote healing. They can recommend stretches and exercises to strengthen the area and prevent further injury of the rib strain.

Choose Your RMT

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Massage therapy is a great option to consider when dealing with rib strain. It can help alleviate pain, enhance range of motion and speed up the healing process. By targeting the affected area, the therapist can ease muscle tension and promote better blood circulation allowing the injured tissues to recover faster.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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Through a combination of exercises and stretches as well as manual techniques, a physiotherapist can target the specific muscles and tissues affected by the rib strain. They can also provide recommendations for proper posture and body mechanics to prevent future injuries.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for a rib strain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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