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what is chest wall pain?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
External pain: Chest wall pain comes from the skin, bones, cartilage, or muscle of the thorax, and does not arise from the internal organs (heart, lungs). It is usually inflammatory in etiology, but may also be traumatic.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the issues.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes chest wall pain?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause chest wall pain?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well.

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