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A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if my chest hurts when i try to make my elbows together it has been happening for a long time.what should i do?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pain: It causes mechanical stress on the chest cage and if there is any degree of inflammation in the costochondral cartilages or intercostal muscles it will hurt. This may also hurt from the posterior rib attachments. It shouldn't require any particular treatment or concern. Your doctor can examine to be sure nothing else needs to be considered.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could use your help docs! my chest hurts when i try to make my elbows together it has been happening for a long time.What should I do?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pain: It causes mechanical stress on the chest cage and if there is any degree of inflammation in the costochondral cartilages or intercostal muscles it will hurt. This may also hurt from the posterior rib attachments. It shouldn't require any particular treatment or concern. Your doctor can examine to be sure nothing else needs to be considered.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Agree - see you physician, get a chest film This sounds like chest wall
Mar 31, 2014

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