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I have been having severe chest pain, and I have been to ER 4 times. It is chest wall pain. What can be causing it and how can I treat it?

I have been having severe chest pain, and I have been to ER 4 times. It is chest wall pain. What can be causing it and how can I treat it?

NSAIDS: If you have been evaluated and is is not felt to bt heart related, but chest wall related, you should see your doctor who can order strong antiinflammatory agents that might help. ...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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Chest pain 4 2weeks primary doc & cardiologist put on Nitro. Went to ERtoday chest pain wouldn't stop. ER doc says it is chest wall pain. What you say?

Chest pain 4 2weeks primary doc & cardiologist put on Nitro. Went to ERtoday chest pain wouldn't stop. ER doc says it is chest wall pain. What you say?

Can't say -: You have posed this question on the general health education portion of HealthTap - where we don't make diagnoses. We don't have your chart, your current history, lab tests/ EKG or you to examine. ...Read more

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Went to hospital for chest pains xray was fine and EKG was fine said it was chest wall pain and I've had an eco so I guess my heart is ok?

Chest wall pain: Hi kylem, chest wall pain usually refers to the muscles, bones (ribs and sternum), and other soft tissue that makes up the chest wall. In an emergency room, they will always venture to rule out heart things first. It sounds like they did, very thoroughly. In a young person (like you) chest wall pain is usually from pulling a muscle or trauma. Anti- inflammatory medications can be helpful. ...Read more

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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

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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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Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before I take naproxen?

Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before I take naproxen?

Chest pains: Toradol is a great medication, however, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Chest pain, left arm pain, 31 yrs f. pain lasted 3-5 mins felt tight chest or something stuck in chest wall. 2nd time in a few days..... diabetic?

Chest pain, left arm pain, 31 yrs f. pain lasted 3-5 mins felt tight chest or something stuck in chest wall. 2nd time in a few days..... diabetic?

See a doctor: Hi. Are you a type 1 or type 2? Any kidney failure? Any family history of premature coronary artery disease (CAD)? Your symptoms sound characteristic of angina. CAD is a diagnosis that should not be missed; should be diagnosed and treated. If not CAD, then other conditions can be considered. Evaluate the most dangerous stuff first. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause chest wall pain?

Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest wall pain?

What is the definition or description of: Chest wall pain?

See below: 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 isn't reproducible with palpation) ...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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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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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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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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What are the tests for chest wall pain?

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block.
This usually address most of the issues. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more

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How can I get chest wall pain to go away?

Find the cause: Then avoid or treat the symptom.
Musculoskeletal: rest, ice, stretching
ribs- be sure no fractures or lesions. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make chest wall pain more likely?

Not that Iam aware o: Chest wall pain is the result of parietal pleural trauma, inflammation, infection, and pneumothorax. It occurs when the sensory nerves of the parietal pleura are stimulated.
The lung and visceral pleura did not possess sensory nerves and, therefore, do not promote chest pain. ...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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Can anyone tell me how to cure chest wall pain that I am having?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause chest pain. You need to see your doctor for a good history and exam to sort this out. ...Read more

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Why am I having chest wall pain? Makes it tough to keep working into the night.

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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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

Just the symptom: Unless there is a specific underlying cause for your chest wall pain (diagnosis made how?) ju know what it feels like and tell your fiance what is going on. Aside from that it will have no impact on life expectancy or "serious" events. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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I am experiencing arm pain and chest wall pain and my arm hurts to touch and move?

I am experiencing arm pain and chest wall pain and my arm hurts to touch and move?

Varies: There are many potential causes, but anytime you are experiencing chest pain, it is probably wise to be seen. ...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. I'm 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

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I am experiencing chest wall pain under sternum. It is a sharp pain at times. The following also describes me: What should I do?

I am experiencing chest wall pain under sternum. It is a sharp pain at times. The following also describes me: What should I do?

Costochondritis: = inflammation of the cartilages between your ribs and breastbone (sternum) is a very common condition. Try applying ICE or HEAT or BOTH (which ever helps most) to the place (s) where you feel the pain!
OTC NSAIDS (eg: Ibuprofen) may also help!
Hope this is helpful

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more