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Culver City, CA
A 27-year-old female asked:

Just got back from the doc my chest muscles and ribs are inflammed from the gym . is this dangerous and can i rule out my symptoms are heart related ?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not dangerous: Inflammation of chest wall muscles and the cartilage in the rib cage is no more dangerous as any other overuse injury as long as you don't have difficulty breathing. I can't tell you it is not heart related, though in order to make the diagnosis the doctor would have had to rule out cardiac causes.
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