Rib Pain Remedies

| Modified on Feb 07, 2023
Are you experiencing rib pain? As the protective material surrounding our critical internal organs and in being attached to a variety of muscles and connective tissue, the ribs can be afflicted with a variety of pains. Some of these are minor conditions that can heal on their own. Other incidences of rib pain are more critical, even immediately so.

Caution: If you are at all uncertain about the cause of your pain, get a doctor's diagnosis right away. Heart conditions, bone cancer, gallbladder attacks, and various other reasonably serious conditions can exhibit symptoms akin to rib pain.

Natural Cures: Pulled or torn muscles and ligaments around the ribs often cause rib pain. In this case, natural remedies that reduce inflammation, relax the muscles, and dull pain will be most effective while your body repairs the damage.

Tiger Balm

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe ) on 02/07/2023

Having read up on Tiger Balm, I bought a cheaper knock-off and tried using it on two instances of rib pain. In both cases, the x-ray showed no bone injury, just muscle was affected. The doctor said it IS painful but should heal in a month.

In both cases, this "Oriental Balsam" was gently rubbed on the painful area 2-3 times a day, and after a week, was gone or almost gone!

Tiger Balm
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 10/30/2022

Leaning hard over a railing caused me pain by a rib. After a few days of pain (no, nothing was broken) someone suggested I try Tiger Balm. It also goes by Chinese Balm, Oriental Balm and more. I got the cheapy sort (Oriental Balm) and what do you know, after the second application the pain was noticeably reduced, thank G-d!

I gently rubbed in a little bit - less than a pea size - 2 or 3 times a day.