How To: Treat and manage fractured ribs

Treat and manage fractured ribs

Fractured ribs can be painful injuries treated by a doctor and requiring pain management and adjustments in daily activities. Learn how to treat a fractured rib and stay fit in this sports medicine how to video. Watch and see how to use rib support to prevent further injury.

Take Action
See a doctor about intense pain
Wear an elastic wrap
Sit up in bed
Reduce physical activity

About this Author
Mike Vera is an athletic trainer the Roger Clemens Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The Clemens Institute is the largest, most comprehensive medically based sports program in the Southwest.

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