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A 16-year-old female asked:

16 y.o. fem sharp pain when taking deep breath in upper middle back between shoulder blade & spine. hurts to bend. chest x ray & ecg normal no injury?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Costochondritis: In your age group the most common cause would be viral inflammation of the Cartlidge in the rib cage. It is very common and can cause a very severe and sharp pain. Is the area tender when you push on it as well as painful when you breathe? Treatment would include Motrin and application of ice pack.
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