I read a medical cartoon once in which the doctor's thought bubble read, "You've suffered a contusion to the soft tissue below the fourth thoracic vertebrae, exacerbating the proximal sternum." The bottom of the drawing said, "Translation: 'You have a bruised rib.'"
This is exactly how I feel sometimes after a visit to the doctor. And judging by this comic strip, I can't be the only one.
Two-time "Sports Physician of the Year" Rob Pomahac, DC, recently spoke to About.com in layman's terms. Learn--and understand--what to stretch and how to stretch it in this article.
Photo credit: İBeth Puliti