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A 29-year-old member asked:

if i sleep on my left side, i wake up with severe pain where the bottom of the chest plate meets the rib cage. i can't move just apply pressure. ?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Needs workup: Attention: any chest pain should be taken seriously and needs to be discussed with a physician as soon as possible as heart issues can manifest in non-classical ways as well. Having said that, the location of the pain seems to be in the area of costochondral joints where ribs meet the breastbone. There could be some inflammation in these joints. Medications and injections can help.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Costo chondritis: Try pittinh apillow under thr arm you slerp on.Axillaty roll we do this or for lomh surgeries if patient is on their side.

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