What causes rib pain?
Overexerting, twisting, lifting, or cardio exercise can result in excessive movement of the ribs with breathing. During labored breathing the joint formed between a rib and the mid back can begin to function improperly and become painful.
What are symptoms of rib pain?
Rib pain is felt as an intense, sharp, stabbing pain, especially with deep or quick breathing. A small local area in the mid back on one side is suggestive of rib pain.
How do you treat rib pain?
Specific adjustments to the joint formed between the rib and mid back along with ART treatment to the surrounding musculature will restore proper mobility and relieve the pain.