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Doctor insights on: Chest Contusion Healing Time

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Is it common for chest contusion pain to go away after 3 months, then come back after a couple of weeks of no pain?

Is it common for chest contusion pain to go away after 3 months, then come back after a couple of weeks of no pain?

Rib pain: Often trauma to the ribs or simply coughing hard or lifting something the wrong way may cause the little muscles between the ribs to spasm and may misalign their connection to the spine or sternum. If the joint is not aligned again it may cause recurrent pain. I would suggest seeing someone such as an osteopathic doctor who manipulates, or a chiropractor or physical therapist. ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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Can you die from a chest contusion?

Can you die from a chest contusion?

No: Unless you have had severe chest trauma, as in an auto accident, this type of injury is not life threatening. ...Read more

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I have a chest contusion, the pain has spread to my back now and I'm in a great deal of pain. It gets worst every day and I'm not sure what to do.?

I have a chest contusion, the pain has spread to my back now and I'm in a great deal of pain. It gets worst every day and I'm not sure what to do.?

Depends: Depends on what type of injury, how much force, did you go to er for chest xray or are you having point only [pain with touching [not the heart] if pressure and short of breath, sweaty, pain radiates down arm ;
ekg and or echocardiogram in order, depends on your age risk, after 40 worse than 20. contusion, take naproxyn/acetaminophen as directed. If worse call 911 or get ride to er ...Read more

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I had a chest contusion from an accident a few days ago and now my back hurts. Did I hurt my spine? Will it affect my life later on?

I had a chest contusion from an accident a few days ago and now my back hurts. Did I hurt my spine? Will it affect my life later on?

Perhaps: In the fog of the accident sometimes you find out you have other problems a day later. In this case go see your doctor and have him or her exmaine your back. ...Read more

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How long does a chest contusion from a trampoline accident take to heal? Am I allowed to ride roller coasters? Will it affect me later on?

How long does a chest contusion from a trampoline accident take to heal? Am I allowed to ride roller coasters? Will it affect me later on?

A few weeks: Contusions are simply bruises and take a few weeks to completely go away;l however, they may simply be a symptom of an underlying rib or joint injury. If it doesn;t get better it should be checked. It it is just a bruise then no problem with coasters or the future. ...Read more

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Can a chest contusion after a car collision cause fever, sweats, sinus pressure, pain, stabbing psin even after 13 days? Some lady hit me he'd on gng 45+mph

Can a chest contusion after a car collision cause fever, sweats, sinus pressure, pain, stabbing psin even after 13 days? Some lady hit me he'd on gng 45+mph

No, need eval: A simple chest contusion should not cause fever and sweats. You may not be breathing as deeply because of the contusion/pain, and may be developing a pneumonia. Other problems after a mva are also possible, so you need to get back to the doctor and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall.
It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts?

Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts?

exercise asthma: You may have exercise induced asthma, due to cooling of airways while exercising, try exercising with mouth closed, if no success see a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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I recently awoke to tightness on the right side of my chest which then progressed to a cough and over a period of time to chest wall pain?

I recently awoke to tightness on the right side of my chest which then progressed to a cough and over a period of time to chest wall pain?

See doctor....: There are many possible etiologies for your symptoms including a blood clot in your lungs, pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy, bronchospasm, etc. Some of these are very serious so you need to see your doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this ass well. ...Read more

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Daughter-15yrs- in car accident July '14 Lung contusions & chest pain. Noncontrast ct at time. Since, has raised resting heartbeat-95+ & chest pain?

Rhythm: Best to have detailed heart rhythm evaluation including a Holter; also possibility of hyperthyroidism if heart rate is high thru the day ...Read more

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Severe chest pain for over 6mo. Every time I sneeze my chest feels like it's about to burst. Bend over, inhale, cough hurts as well. Bruises afterward?

Severe chest pain for over 6mo. Every time I sneeze my chest feels like it's about to burst. Bend over, inhale, cough hurts as well. Bruises afterward?

Chest wall problem: Hi. There is not enough information here to really guess at a cause. I wish we knew your age; that helps make some more or less likely. Your symptoms sound like some issue with the chest wall, which could include trauma, broken rib, costochondritis, pleuritis, etc, etc. It's been going on for 6 months...probably time to go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I have my doctor write me a prescription for acne treatment? My acne problem is not that serious, mainly chin, upper chest and back, so I would just like some topical solution to address problem areas from time to time.

Can I have my doctor write me a prescription for acne treatment? My acne problem is not that serious, mainly chin, upper chest and back, so I would just like some topical solution to address problem areas from time to time.

Sure: With it on your back and chest, your best move now is to use topical benzoyl peroxide wherever you tend to get it, and make an appointment to add an oral or systemic antibiotic for at least a short time. It's not fun to manage, but fairly easy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain for a month and non itchy bumbs on chest _?

Chest wall pain for a month and non itchy bumbs on chest _?

Exam: I suggest a physical exam and chest xray. The bumps could be a hair follicle inflammation or shingles- make an appointment this week. ...Read more

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Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

NSAIDS, Tylenelol: Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites
exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching
physical or occupational therapy.Acupuncture or acupressure. Relaxation/biofeedback techniques. Osteopathic manipulation (a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body)
massa. ...Read more

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What is chest wall pain?

Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor. ...Read more

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What causes chest wall pain?

What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more

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How to prevent chest wall pain.

1st, sort out basis: Chest wall pain: many origins; commonly recognized include: skin, intercostal muscles, cartilage (connecting ribs to ribs & ribs to sternum), pleuritic (chest wall inner lining and/or lining of lung surfaces), bone, esophagus, heart and/or within the lungs, & the list goes on. Step 1: learn the anatomy. & 2. Work on seeing what either induces or more clearly: what changes the pain, when present. ...Read more

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Is chest wall pain always painful to pressure?

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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

Depends: On the cause. Unable to comment without further info. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

Multiple: Early: intravenous pain meds
oral pain meds, narcotics early and nsaids later
we use some local injections, or pain infusers in some folks after specific operations. ...Read more

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Can chest wall pain feel like burning or squeezing sensation?

Cheat pain: Absolutely, although pain related to a direct injury usually does not present in this fashion. However, heart attacks can result in chest pain, pressure/squeezing and burning sensation. While unlikely in a patient of your age, you should see your doctor. "Chest pain" can come from many things, including reflux of acid from the stomach to the throat. Medical examination will be important. ...Read more

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I have chest wall pain, I easily get tired. But am motivated to quit smokeing. Anyone can help?

I have chest wall pain, I easily get tired. But am motivated to quit smokeing. Anyone can help?

Co: With your symptoms, you need a full check up with blood tests etc. You may have test your thyroid levels. Good that you are quitting smoking. See your doc soon. ...Read more

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What can I do about chest wall pain? Cant sleep.

What can I do about chest wall pain? Cant sleep.

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Can weak core muscles contribute to chest wall pain?

Yes, I would: Think so. Lack of support to chest wall might cause extra stretch on these muscles and pain. ...Read more