Originated From
AOL Search

How long does it take to heal a pulled muscle in between the ribs from coughing.

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

2 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest
Votes

Unfortunately torn muscles are notoriously painful and take a longer time to heal than other injuries because the intercostal muscles are constantly working. Hot and cold packs can be helpful in pain control, but keep them well wrapped to avoid them being uncomfortable and making you flinch (which would be a really bad thing for the torn muscles). Very, very careful and gentle stretching can help to prevent all of the surrounding muscles from going into spasm. Lying out flat on your back, lifting your arms gradually and twisting your torso side to side gently can all lessen the spasm, but they must be done gently and carefully to avoid the torn muscles getting more aggravated by the stretches. Don't rush into anything, and give yourself at least 3 weeks.

Your creative mind is your ticket to greatnesss.

Sharon

Thanks for the advice, its killing me not to beable to run a little, now mylegs will hurt by not working them out.Just trying to cough now almost sends me to my knees.I will put ice on them, but three weeks, Wow, my other joints will hurt by not working out.Thank you for the help.

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: detecting drugs in system, termination on my ...

detecting drugs in system, termination on my health insurance?

Asked: Can parents get health insurance on their child's ...

can parents get health insurance on their child's work plan

Asked: What tong will tell you about health?

what tong will tell you about health?

Ask a Question... We'll forward it to people who know

More Questions

My fathers legs are losing muscle mass. Is there ...

the best exercise for legs is squats. if he has never done them before start with the hack squat. high reps. increase high dietary protein intake too and that would be helpfuld Alex Rogers Proteinfactory.com javascript:mctmp(0);

What makes your mac computer take so long to come on

There are many reasons it could take a while for your Mac to turn on, but without knowing what you have on your computer I couldn't really pinpoint the issue. My advice to you would be to contact a Mac expert at an Apple authorized shop. You could probably call or go on to their website to see if ...

Psychic Healing

The Satanic Cult of Jameslee102447-Njoy-Faith-Yechielshlipshon must be crushed.

How long does it take for a cats leg to heal from ...

is it a back leg that is injured? If it is, she may have trouble scooting down. Is she having trouble using the bathroom other places?