Thoracic or rib pain can result from a number of causes including –

  • Direct trauma
  • Rib stress fractures
  • Postural dysfunction
  • Poor shoulder mechanics or associated shoulder injuries
  • Post abdominal or breast surgery
  • Degenerative arthritis of the thoracic spine and associated joints
  • Kyphotic postural changes with age
  • Disc injury or degeneration to the thoracic spine
  • Costo – cartilage injuries
  • Thoracic pain associated with long term low back pain and/or neck pain.
  • Thoracic strain following postural changes with pregnancy
  • Post partum pain with breastfeeding or carrying.