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Chest Wall Injuries
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, I would: think so. Lack of support to chest wall might cause extra stretch on these muscles and pain. ...Read more
Can 2 chronic issues be connected from separate injuries a yr ago: groin strain(b-ball) & upper back, shoulders & chest from lifting (military press/external shoulder cable rotation)? Nerve related?!
See below: Pericardial tamponade is a serious emergency problem of fluid or blood collection in the sac around the heart, causing heart dysfunction. Myocardial contusion is a potentially serious condition of direct trauma and bruising of the heart muscle. Flail chest is a serious problem of multiple rib fractures in several locations on one side of the chest resulting in the lung to not expand correctly. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause?
Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up back ache 1 yr on right side of spine. Deep inside shoulder blade. Ct 11/01/12 chest clear. Mri spine ok. Chest xray recent ok. Missed lung cancer?
Chest pain: The chest expands when you breath, the injured pectoral or intercostal muscle will complain about this.....Answer yes it can and will. ...Read more
What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.
Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more
Moving torso/lifting objects/etc causes sting/stab/burn pain on left side sternum. Breathing doesn't exacerbate. Costochondritis or intercostal pull?
Costochondral Injury: Teenage male with left parasternal pain aroused by mechanical stress of this region might have injury to junction where cartilaginous extension of rib joins sternum. Localized pain elicited by palpation of this junction is expected and is diagnostic. Heat, rest, avoidence of strenuous lifting, pushing, ; pulling should be accompanied by resolution in 2-3 weeks. If symptoms not resolve see doctor. ...Read more
Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?
Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
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