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Pain in the Rib Cage

I wanted to post something about these muscle spasms. I also had these for quite some time and they were quite painful. They also inhibited my movements because I didn’t want to set the pain off.

I was seeing a physical therapist for a hip pain and he asked if I had pain any where else. I told him about the pain in my rib cage. He did what he called “rib mobilization” and the pain went away. It was incredible. I cannot recommend this more highly.

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  • Christina Mattoni-Brashear moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi egamer,

    Thanks for reaching out and sharing a bit of your story, and for being part of our community here! It helps so much for everyone here to remember that they are not alone—we appreciate you sharing the treatments and techniques that have worked for you.

    Please stop back and let us know how you’re doing as you are able!

    Take care,
    -Christina ( Team)

  • rhonda1
    3 years ago

    Does anyone else have these muscle spasms. I have them all over. What can I do to help with the spasms. Thanks Rhonda

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Rhonda and thanks for posting your question. In fact, many of our community members have a lot to say about muscle cramping and COPD. You may want to read all their comments over on our Facebook page. You can link to it here: You’ll be able to interact with everyone quite easily over there as well.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Egarner and thanks for sharing the technique that works for you, namely; physical therapy’s approach to ‘rib mobilization’. For our community members who are unfamiliar with this type of (physical) therapy, rib mobilization is a technique that basically encourages proper movement and reduction of pain. That is the most basic explanation. If this sounds like something that might be helpful to any of our members, I would urge you to investigate further and to discuss this with your physician to determine if this is something you can tolerate.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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