A 36-year-old member asked:
what are the best ways to take care of bruised ribs, (or muscle around the ribs)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Rest: Rest, warm compresses to area, deep breathing exercises to prevent pneumonia from occurring. Topical herbal poultices can be helpful for pain and speeding recovery. I get good results with recovazon topical gel. Check my website for details www.Medac4u.Com.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Brian Chimenti answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Options: Several options, but nothing is required other than time. Resting from high intensity exercises and definitely avoiding contact activity is suggested. Some people find that wrapping their rib cage in an age wrap or light compression garment provides additional support and comfort. You may try ice and/or heat, as well as nsaids for the discomfort.
Answered on Apr 19, 2017
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