Ribs & Waist
The rib cage acts as a protective barrier around the heart and lungs as well as areas of the stomach, kidneys, and spleen. While this cage serves to keep them safe, it can also prove dangerous. A broken rib may puncture nearby organs if it shifts inward. It is important to hold ribs in place by immobilizing the area through Rib Belt. Rib Belt also reduces stress on the ribs arising out of coughing .
Waist Support primarily include Abdominal Binder, Abdominal Belt and Tummy Trimmer.
Tummy Trimmer or girdle is most common support garment worn by women to give the overall appearance of a flat tummy and more shapely buttocks. Sometimes after back injury or surgery to the abdomen, use of an abdominal binder is recommended. Though there are many variations on this piece of medical equipment, it can be said that most are large pieces of somewhat elasticized fabric that fit snugly around the abdomen and the upper hips. When people have suffered minor lower back injuries or have significant lower back pain, doctors or related medical professionals like chiropractors, can prescribe an abdominal belt , which is very similar to abdominal binder.