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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can i get chest wall pain to go away?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Chest pain: The cause of chest wall pain informs the treatment choice for the pain. Your doctor can evaluate the situation and recommend the treatment.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Find the cause: Then avoid or treat the symptom. Musculoskeletal: rest, ice, stretching ribs- be sure no fractures or lesions.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Any ideas on why chest wall pain won't go away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: On the cause. Unable to comment without further info. See your doctor for full evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have chest wall pain, and it goes to my breast--what could be causing this?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Muscle spasm: You have two big flat muscles in the chest -- the pectoralis muscles. If they spasm, it causes very intense, sharp stabbing pain, which can go to your breast. Comes and goes, might be brought on by using your arm/back/abs on that side. Massaging your chest (just like rubbing a charley horse out of a calf spasm) can help. If this occurs with exercise, eating, strong emotion --> check out heart.
Valley, Alabama
A 28-year-old male asked:

Does chest wall pain come on suddenly then kinda fades away ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 40 years experience
Chest pain: Chest wall pain classically is exactly fully reproducible by local palpatiion of the area of pain;and it can be of sudden onset
A 46-year-old member asked:

When you sleep on your side can you get chest wall pain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes: Many things can cause chest wall pain. An osteopathic physician (do) can assess your pain and, if the cause is a rib or spinal problem, fix it. As do's are full-fledged physicians and trained in manual treatment, like chiropractors, they may be better equipped than either chiro's or md's, alone, to assess such pain, find whether the cause is an organ, muscle or bone and decide how best to proceed.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 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.
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