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Chest Wall Pain Pain Below Sternum
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been experiencing mild chest pain on left side near shoulder for 7 years. Doctor once said it was chest wall pain. Pain sometimes travels down arm. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest wall pain(hurts when working out, feels like muscle pain) and shortness of breath(air hunger feeling. Cant get deep breath) but tests negative..
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...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
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