Rib Belt for Broken Rib Treatment
A fractured, bruised or sprained rib can usually be treated conservatively without any splinting, surgery, etc. However, the road to fractured rib recovery can be a difficult, painful one. Many find a rib wrap for cracked ribs to be quite helpful for the support and pain relief it provides.
One caveat when it comes to wearing a rib belt for broken ribs is that it must fit well and it should not be overly snug. If one’s rib belt for broken ribs fits too tightly and the lungs cannot fully expand, this could lead to serious complications such as an infection or pneumonia.
For this reason, BraceAbility offers this wrap for fractured rib treatment in a straight design geared toward men as well as a contoured version for women’s rib fracture. A plus-size version that works for fractured rib care in both men and women is also available.
The wrap for cracked rib treatment is constructed of two three-inch wide elastic panels that are supportive but also are flexible so that they are comfortable against the skin and allow for a high degree of movement. The material of this rib fracture brace is free of latex.
One can easily apply and adjust the fit of this belt for treatment of fractured rib injuries thanks to its hook and loop (Velcro ) closures.
Thanks to its elastic construction, this support for treatment of fractured rib and other injuries in this area is lightweight and fits smoothly against one’s skin. Therefore, the broken rib support belt fits easily beneath one’s clothes.
And because people of all shapes and sizes experience rib injuries, the chest wrap for broken ribs fits chest circumferences ranging from 24 inches to 72 inches.
Fractured Rib Treatment and Recovery
The 12 pairs of rib bones along with the breastbone and the cartilage, ligaments and muscles that support them form the rib cage that help one breathe and protect many vital internal organs. This important structure can be damaged, usually via trauma to the chest.
This can bruise or strain the soft tissues of the ribcage or fracture one or several ribs. Those with weaker bones due to advanced age, osteoporosis, etc. are at higher risk of withstanding a cracked rib. Simply coughing is sometimes enough to fracture a rib for such individuals.
Such injuries might cause pain (especially with movement of the ribcage), breathing difficulties, muscle spasms in this vicinity, crunching/grinding sounds when touching or moving the injury site or visible deformity—depending upon the type and severity of one’s injury.
Barring a more serious injury where a break to the ribs compromises the vital organs they encase or one where many ribs are broken, how to cure a broken rib will largely focus on easing pain as healing takes place. How to care for fractured ribs differs from a break to the arm or leg, for instance, in that one cannot splint or cast that area of the body.
So what is the treatment for fractured ribs? Well, treating fractured ribs often involves rest, taking pain killers, icing the injury site to reduce inflammation and avoiding activities or movements that irritate one’s injury. Taking care to breathe fully is also important for recovery from fractured ribs and preventing some of the aforementioned complications.
Many also find wearing a rib belt for rib fracture to be a helpful in that it can support the muscles of this tender area. In addition, wearing a cracked rib wrap can help reduce inflammation and encourage blood flow to the site in the interest of quick healing.
Features of Wrap for Cracked Ribs Treatment
This rib brace for broken ribs can be a helpful component of how to care for a fractured rib. Following is a detailed list of the features of this cracked rib support:
- This binder for rib fracture provides lightweight, flexible support to one’s ribcage
- Fractured rib brace is composed of two three-inch wide elastic panels
- Broken ribs brace comes in a straight design for males
- Or one can get this special bandage for broken ribs in women in a contoured version
- Broken rib belt also comes in a unisex plus size
- Velcro closures makes it quick and easy to apply this rib fracture wrap
- Velcro closure also means one can customize the compression of the broken rib binder by making it tighter or looser
- Chest wrap for cracked rib, sore ribs, bruised ribs, strained ribs, abdominal support and more
- Rib brace for broken rib support is lightweight and flexible
- The body wrap for broken rib care fits easily beneath one’s clothes
- White rib fracture wrap
- The rib strap for broken ribs and more is free of latex
- Inexpensive fractured rib wrap
- One thing that helps make this a best brace for rib fracture is the different styles it comes in that fit a wide variety of chest circumferences (measured directly below breast):
- Universal male: 24”-60”
- Universal female: 24”-60”
- Plus-size: 60”-72”
|Universal Male||24" - 60"|
|Universal Female||24" - 60"|
|Plus Size||60" - 72"|
|Measure the circumference around your chest, directly below breast, in inches.|