My body is a real pos.
I've seen a GP (briefly about this, was primarily about something else), who could replicate the pain and said it was definitely in the area. Wasn't actual rib damage or a torn pec.
Anyway, anyone got some advice on how to treat damage/soreness in the intercostals. Quick rundown: I've always had a little bit of pain during standard tri dips (not leaning forward). I can do low reps at bw+~20kgs too, at bodyweight I could probably knock out a decent 30+ reps.
Anyway, the other day after a 3 day layoff (non injury related) I did 2 sets of bodyweight dips to warm up and had to stop. Rest of the day was fine and chest day since was fine.
Today was shoulders, and after OHP the pain was fairly intense, especially when hunching forward/exhaling and contracting the rib cage I guess.
Really weird. Don't exactly want to lay off and can probably manage taking dips out of the equation for a month or so and seeing if that helps. But any advice on stretching/lifting to strengthen/prevent this sort of injury would be great, as well as any experience on whether icing/massage is worthwhile.