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The OTC Select Rib Belt for Men is for the man dealing with minor fractures, contusions, or abdominal tenderness. Made to fit your form, this product provides adjustable support to help reduce pain and promote controlled breathing. The OTC 2458 rib belt sports a non-abrasive hook-and-loop fastener and is lightweight and comfortable. It can even be worn discreetly beneath clothing.
Managing Pain in the Ribs
Having pain located in the ribs is neither pleasant nor easy to deal with. Unlike the limbs, if the ribs experience an injury, there's not much available in the form of casting, wraps, or immobilization. This can be frustrating at times because everything from breathing, sneezing, twisting, cause pain. Even simple bruises or muscle soreness seems that much more painful when it's on your ribs. So, if you find yourself unlucky enough to be dealing with such an injury, what can you do to manage the pain? In addition to a support belt, Healthline suggests using simple ice compresses like Duro-Med Instant Ice Compress. Additionally, using an over-the-counter medication like Medline's Acetaminophen. Ultimately, the best thing you can do when dealing with a rib injury is to contact your doctor. Even though they will most likely tell you to rest and treat your injury in the previously mentioned methods, a doctor will be able to identify and recommend treatments for better care and faster healing should there be some kind of more serious underlying problem.
Rib Injuries the OTC 2458 Belt is Meant to Aid
Rib Fractures or Contusions
These injuries are caused by direct or indirect violence to the ribs. Direct violence refers to the force applied from outside of the body like strikes, blows, or even falls. Indirect violence refers to is the force applied from the inside of the body through muscle movement. Examples of this can be from excessive or violent coughing or sneezing. These injuries are identifiable by bruising, pain when breathing, coughing, laughing, sneezing, or touching the fractured rib.
The abdominal wall is a collection of four separate muscles that provide posture and balance. These muscles also help protect the internal organs of the thorax and abdomen from outside blows. When these muscles are pushed to their limits, they can rupture. When this happens, inflammation is common and can be treated with products like Duro-Med instant heat compresses.
How to Apply
- Measure Around Chest and Sternum to Determine Size
- While Standing, Wrap Belt Around Back and Over the Bottom of the Ribs
- Pull Loop Fastener Until Snug and Overlap Loop Fastener on Top
- Belt Should be Comfortable to Wear, Adjust if Necessary
Item Number Size Measurement Around the Chest at Base of Sternum 2458-UR Universal Regular 29 - 38 Inches (74 - 96.5 cm) 2458-UL Universal Large 39 - 48 Inches (99 - 122 cm)
Product Features and Benefits
- Fits the Male Form
- Provides Adjustable Support
- Helps Manage Pain by Providing Support
- Can be Worn Above or Below Clothing
- Helps Manage Pain from Broken Ribs and Abdominal Strain
- Light-Weight, Durable, and Comfortable to Wear
- Item Number: 2458-UR, 2458-UL
- Manufacturer: OTC Select
- Width: 6 Inches
- Material: Ribbed Web Elastic
- Color: Grey
- Latex Indicator: Latex-Free
- Application: Rib Support
OTC Abdominal | Rib Product Demonstration (3:37 minutes)
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