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How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

Costochondritis: If you have chest wall inflammation (costochondritis) it can take up to 4 weeks. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can help this. It can be viral in nature and be called the tietze virus. See a physician to rule cardiac problems and get an ekg. ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of chest pain that is most commonly harmless. It is often caused by costochondritis, or an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum, or by a muscle injury to the muscles of the chest wall. It should be distinguished from other, more dangerous, types of chest ...Read more


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What can be done for chronic chest wall pain, that spreads from my sternum (front) to my levator scapula and rhomboids (back)?

What can be done for chronic chest wall pain, that spreads from my sternum (front)  to my levator scapula and rhomboids (back)?

I presume heart ....: Problems & lung problems have been ruled out. If so, it sounds like its either costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage) &/or muscular. If no contraindications, you can take ibuprofen. Consider seeing physical therapist for ultrasound treatment & possible exercises. But know yhat cartilage is one of the slowest healing tissues in the body, so it may take some time. Take care. ...Read more

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

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 ...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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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, and it goes to my breast--what could be causing this?

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

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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When i breathe, i feel a stabbing or sharp pain in my chest, could it be benign chest wall pain?

Likely: Stabbing sharp pains in the chest which are worsened with breathing qualify as what physicians call "pleuritic" chest pain because they usually indicate an irritation of the lining of the chest - the pleural surface which has sensory endings similar to those seen on the skin that localize pain very specifically (locationwize) and very intensely. Pleuritic pain is frequently from benign causees. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain after wake up,bending and movement.feel pain if pressing.im 30..bad posture possible?

Chest wall pain after wake up,bending and movement.feel pain if pressing.im 30..bad posture possible?

Maybe: Your pain is surely musculo-skeletal (not your heart). Posture could be an issue but at 29, you're old enough for costochondritis (a form of rheumatism). Have you tried an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)? For example: ibuprofen/Advil 400 mg every 4-6 hours with food as needed. Caution: can provoke more vomiting of blood, which you list as a condition-perhaps you were already using? ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pain Under Breast Bone (Definition)

Chest pain is discomfort or pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body between your ...Read more