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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

Resources

Evidence Pyramid

EXPLANATION TO EVIDENCE PRESENTATION

Evidence based on guidelines and evidence based Clinical Decision Systems is written in BOLD

Evidence based on meta analysis or systematic reviews is written in BOLD and CURSIVE

Evidence based on randomized controlled trials is written in plain font

Evidence based on observational / cohort studies is written in CURSIVE

Figure: Evidence pyramid

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