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Slipping Rib Syndrome

Slipping Rib Syndrome - Treatments

​As the symptoms of SRS results from increased movements of the chest wall, it is also important to strengthen the muscles around the ribs to reduce these movements and stabilise the chest wall.

Upon diagnosis, patients are provided with a comprehensive treatment plan from the Department of Cardiac Physiotherapy Services at NHCS. The plan would include pain management, such as medications and heat/cooling therapy, and an exercise programme to strengthen rib and oblique muscles. Patients will also be encouraged to do simple stretching and rotation exercises at home, as per instructions given by the physiotherapists.

In severe cases, surgical treatment via a day surgery procedure, may be considered to alleviate the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome (SRS).

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