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A 41-year-old member asked:

chest makes a popping noise when i stretch my back and chest pains at age 16. how would i treat this?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Are you 16 or 41?: Your profile says you're 41, so i'm assuming the question pertains to a son or daughter? The popping requires no treatment. It's just a tendon moving over a bony prominence with stretching. Chest pain in a 16 year old is generally not serious but has a long list of possible causes - you should address with your pediatrician.

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