Question by  rfd (19)

How do I heal a bruised intercostal muscle?


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Generally speaking, a bruise in the intercostal space is no different than a bruise anywhere else, you will just have to limit activity and wait for it to heal.


Answer by  kak (488)

Bruised intercostal muscles need iced and rested. A rib belt should be used until the pain subsides. Over the counter anti inflammatory medicine may be taken. Avoid any painful activity.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

This is the same as any other bruise. You can treat with ice packs for the first couple of days which will help the pain. Then rest until you heal.


Answer by  pokie (132)

you need to ice the damaged area for around 48 hours or untill the pain subsides. you should also refrain from any activities that will agravate the injury. doing proper exercises like periodic deep breathing may alleviate the bruise. using a rib pad to minamize movement of the rib cage might also help.


Answer by  Bob8478 (1040)

Rest is a great muscle injury healer. Simply laying off an intercostal muscle will often rejuvenate it to where it was pre-injury.

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