A rib brace and / or rib bandage is indicated for a bruise or fracture of the ribs.
Rib pain can be very severe. You often suffer from it. An accident can slightly or seriously damage one or more ribs. A bruise is usually painful for one or several days. The pain is often linked to breathing. With a fracture, sharp bone pieces can damage the underlying lungs.
If rib pain persists for a long time or increases in severity without bruising, it is wise to consult a doctor.