Have you ever heard of the acefirst ribae? Mysterious and sometimes mistaken for other injuries, oftentimes limitation in the end ranges of shoulder flexion and neck pain have much to do with this small, but complex bone. The first rib is often mistakenly attributed to a knot in the lower neck or upper back. However- no amount of massage will ease the discomfort of the first rib away!
For a great summary of the first rib, we highly recommend checking this article out by clicking here.
Take a look, and if you’re ever experiencing pain or discomfort, please come in and see us at Symmetry Physical Therapy. Our team of physical therapists is here to help diagnose, explain and treat your injury with one-on-one care to get you feeling like yourself again!