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Burlingame, CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

Can shoulder impingement/rotor cuff cause pain on front part of chest. hurts when i breath. too .ekg, holter mon., chestvxray good so not heart relate?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
As long as heart: Ruled out, there are a number of things that can cause pain there, including referred pain from impingement syndrome (although rare). More likely it is related to costochondritis or intercostal neuralgia. Since heart is ruled out here, see a pain physician. If it is these, a simple injection could help. I hope that helps!
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Last updated Jan 28, 2014

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