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Could Overweight Be Cause Of Sternum Popping And Hurting
Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes? Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.
Yes, it's probably OK: There are joint between your ribs and your sternum that can pop as they move sometimes, and it is not an indication of harm. It is also possible to get costochondritis, or inflammation of those joints, which usually is painful to touch and with movement. If you are having a lot of pain, try low doses of Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. As with anything, if it doesn't go away see a dr. ...Read more
I have pain and popping in my sternum - like muscle pain when I move a certain way but it does not hurt when I press on my sternum.?
STERNAL AREA PAIN:
I SUGGEST YOUR SEE YOUR PCP AND ASK FOR CHEST XRAY AND POSSIBLE RIB SERIES. THIS MIGHT BE A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM WITH YOUR CHEST WALL.
IT IS GOOD THAT PAIN IS NOT A PART OF YOUR COMPLAINT. ...Read more
I stretched my arms back, coming down off a wall, my chest made a popping sound. My ribs & sternum hurt when I get up from bed or raise my left arm.
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. There are small joints between the ribs and the sternum and it is possible you injured one or more of them. Don't hesitate to be seen if you don't improve. ...Read more
Sharp, severe upper sternum & popping. Waxes & wanes worse moving breathing leaning forward only hurts to touch when at it's worst not always tender?
Costochondritis: Sounds like you have a case of costochondritis. This can cause severe pain along the sides of the sternum where the ribs attach. It's an inflammatory process and will benefit from anti-inflammatory meds as well as rest. Stop working out for a while and allow your body to heal. ...Read more
Popping sensation in ribs/sternum. Associated minor pain. Caused by injury from large impact. Will this go away eventually?
Ans: If you had an injury and now symptoms you really should see your doctor to be sure no fractures ...Read more
What causes a popping sensation on the left side of my chest and sternum? NO PAIN. Almost feels like when you crack your neck. PCP says heart ok.
Costal cartilage: The most common cause of the popping sensation you describe is separation of the cartilage on the ends of the ribs from the sternum. There are many reasons this can happen but the important fact is that it has no medical significance. Occasionally this condition can be accompanied by pain which is best treated with NSAIDs like Ibuprofen. In the absence of pain there is no need to worry. ...Read more
Lifted a box at work, heard a popping sound in my chest, have had pain since-hurts to cough, deep breath, etc?
When I exhale deeply enough, it feels like bubbles are popping in the upper-middle-right side of my chest. It doesn't hurt, comes and goes?
Do you smoke: My first question if you smoke if you do stop immediately you already might have damages in your lung the other reason could be your reflux as you know the medicine take care of the chemical part if reflux not the mechanical unless you sleep with your head up avoid tight cloth and late meal or snack the gastric secretion with less acid in it because of the medicine still go down to your wind pipe ...Read more
I sretched my arms back, coming down of a wall and my chest made a popping sound. It hurts to get up from bed or raise my left arm. It's been a week.
Soft tissue injury: My first instinct is to suspect a strained or torn muscle in the left shoulder/chest region. If you are able to raise the arm with pain, then it is likely to get better soon - if unable to raise arm completely, you may need MRI to check for rotator cuff complete tear. It's also possible that you suffered a mild dislocation of the shoulder. If no better in a week, see a doc for help. Good luck! ...Read more
I stretched my arms back, as I came down off a wall, and my chest made a popping sound. My CHEST hurts when I get up from bed or raise my left arm.?
Examination: It would be impossible to make a diagnosis based on the limited information you can offer in this forum. Where exactly on the chest does it hurt? If it hurts at the junction of the rib and the sternum you might have dislocated the rib, even just temporarily. You need to be examined to get an accurate diagnosis. Consult a clinician. ...Read more
Leaning completely forward on toilet and pushing to release all urine, heard a popping sound in left chest. What causes this? Sounds like 4 quick pops
Ligaments: You probably heard popping due to movements of the ligaments at the insertion points of your pectoral muscles. As long as you have no lingering pain or range of motion when you raise your arms above your head, you are fine. If you have pain or limited ROM, see a sports medicine doc for next steps ...Read more
Is it possible the gas they put in you for GB removal to cause a popping in the chest near heart that happens when lean forward its heard & felt?
Is most likely from residual air left after your procedure. If your symptoms continue speak with your Surgeon!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?
ECHO and CT: It could be due to a leaky heart valve (aortic valve), aortic aneurysm, or due to migraine. The best way is to get a ct scan of the chest and head. An examination of the heart wiht an echocardiogram will help rule out a valve problem. Of course migraine usually does not get diagnosed with either of the tests. ...Read more
Urgent! Feeling like heart beats are skipping or hearing like a bubble popping noise no sob or chest pain cause? History: tachy hbp
Cardiography should: Depending upon age or risk factors, you should have ekg and thyroid function checked, if any doubt, then 24 hr holter or event recorder can be used, . ...Read more
Can facet ligamentoushhypertrophy mid an lower spine in 15yo cause severe Chest pain. Quick onset, popping sound, difficulty breathing?
Urgent: I have had nausea for the past 2 days and an on and off popping sensation in chest. Cause? Hist: htn-no meds have been taking : pcos
Hi I get pain all over in arms legs and chest. And kneck doctor says it's my nerves coz overweight. But I worry still. Chest also hurts when moving?
It's time to get another opinion from a different doctor.
It would also be wise to see a Psychologist to confirm whether you have a clinical disorder or some emotional issues. ...Read more
I ate a lot of sugary foods today and I am now experiencing chest tightness and pain. I'm not overweight and I'm fairly sure I'm not diabetic. Causes?
Unrelated: Sugary foods are not the cause of your distress. Like anyone your age, your pain is either related to a gastrointestinal or musculo-skeletal cause. Coronary disease in a 21 year old female is too rare to consider seriously. I see you're taking prednisone. A common side effect is abdominal pain. Is your chest pain kind of down low -like maybe coming from your tummy? ...Read more
I have chest pains when I lay down. At times im not able to breathe. I am not overweight. What is the cause for the pains and how should I treat it?
Unsure: Not sure but you need further evaluation with your physician...Don't delay. ...Read more
What's the liklihood my chest pains are caused by my heart. I'm 26 and overweight. I have good cholestoral and bp. F h/o hd hbp h cholestoral. Worried!?
Get checked: Chest pains need to be evaluated by a physician. Get a check up, lose weigh, and become more active....But first, see your family doc and get those pains checked out.. ...Read more
During evening, chasing son, heart rate drops to 60 or below. Chest pain, headaches, stomach pains. Overweight, 19 yrs old. C-section 2012. Cause?
Could you please help me? I have bewn hurting in my right side about 4 days. Today im hurting in my chest above both my breast and my sternum is popping
Evaluation: See your doctor for further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with costochondritis- but have had awful pain and "popping" in my sternum for going on 3 years now. Help :/?
Chostochondritis: You could have a rib a bit displaced. Go see a doctor of osteopathy (do) who can do osteopathic manipulative therapy (omt). Ask first before you go, though, as not all dos do omt. If you cannot find one, check on: www. Aoa-net. Org for one. ...Read more
Have I popping sensation when I push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. Underneath I have pain sometime when push/pulling?
CARTILAGE there. ..a part of the JOINT that exists between your sternum and the front part of your ribs!! This is the same as "cracking" your KNUCKES! STOP IT! You can irritate these joints and THAT causes a condition known as COSTOCHONDRITIS and THAT HURTS when you push/pull!!!!
Hope this helps! ]
DR Z ...Read more
Stretching one morning and heard pop. My collarbone where the sternum is, looks like it's push out forwar. ShowedGP and said normal. No pain, just popping?
Likely: Normal as per your GP. Crepitation without pain or swelling is usually benign. ...Read more
Had blow to chest. Popping sensation can be felt near sternum to the left. Also pain. What is it and will it stay for life or will it eventually go?
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