Intercostal Myalgia

Lifestyle modifications

STRESS & MENTAL HEALTH

  • A common cause of intercostal myalgia is beleived to be tense intercostal muscles secondary to a wrong breathing technique, by not using an abdominal breathing pattern (1)
  • Stress and anxiety may predispose for intercostal myalgia (1)
  • Relaxation exercises and abdominal breathing pattern are recommended (1)

References

1) Norwegian Medical Handbook: https://legehandboka.no/handboken/kliniske-kapitler/ortopedi/tilstander-og-sykdommer/nakke-rygg-og-bryst/interkostalmyalgi


Resources

EXPLANATION TO EVIDENCE PRESENTATION

Figure: Evidence pyramid

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