A member asked:

Hurt chest/intercostals last year exercising. still have a numb pressure feeling on left side of chest and light shooting pain at times. not cardiac.

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Some people may develop irritation of intercostals and might be associated with recurrent irritation which could be very painful. If any cardiac problems have been checked for and negative then anti-inflammatory meds as Ibuprofen can help with symptoms.

Answered Jun 25, 2014



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