Exercises/Therapy for Torn/Strained Intercostal

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    Third time I've done this, second on right side. Seems to result from overpracticing when I'm (actually) hitting the ball correctly. Pain is right at point of club release. Chiro seems to help somewhat, but I'm not sure if that's just placebo effect as she really doesn't do much in the way of adjusting it.

    Pain is centered in middle back, right side, between spine and shoulder blade and radiates around ribs to chest. Chiro showed me door stretch. Helps some, but not really "getting at" the affected muscle/area.

    Any suggestions for exercises (to strengthen) and stretches that would speed up healing? I've found that just laying around resting doesn't help much and may make it worse.
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    You could try finding an ART provider and see what they can do for you. I dont know if that is actually intercostals though, sounds more like spinae erector to me. Intercostals are more on your side near your ribs.

    Either way, avoid activities that cause it to flare up, consider NSAIDs and ice. That stretching and some concentrated deep breathing might help. An ART specialist will probably have better info for you. Good luck.
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    Thanks. Chiropractor is puzzled at best wrt diagnosis.
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    I agree with Leaf. Get someone qualified in ART to address it.
    Also, check your seated rotation (sit on a table all the way till the back of your calves touch the edge of the table). Rotate fully in each direction with arms crossed. Should get about 50 degrees rotation equally on each side. If you can't do so I'd advise doing some side lying thoracic rotation stretches (Eric Cressey has some videos of these on his YouTube channel). Chances are your thoracic spine is very limited in rotation and your site of injury is what's taking the brunt of it. Checking for adequate hip rotation would probably be advisable too.
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    What is art?
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