Wake Forest, NC
A 49-year-old female asked:
Causes of sporadic pinching pain in center of sternum? can it be from pinched nerve in thoracic or c. spine? conditions /causes how long can it last
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General Practice 53 years experience
Yes, similarly: "Pinched" feeling in mid-sternum likely represents Pectoralis major tendinitis at insertion of Pectoralis muscle on the sternum. Physical activities involving pushing or pulling could initiate. Use heating pad and rest. See your primary doctor if the symptoms persist.
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