A 20-year-old male asked:
when pressing on a certain spot on upper left chest i feel a jerk or pull below sternum, like it's connected. a little painful. what could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Peter Kurzweil answered
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest wall problem: this sounds like a problem with the rib or the muscles that connect the ribs and also connect to the sternum, such as a bruised rib, or an intercostal muscle strain. None of these are serious, and will likley resolve within a weeki.
Answered on Jun 30, 2015
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