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My Chest Sprain
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Pain: Have it looked at by your family doc. For exam & treatment. ...Read more
How long does it take for a sprain on your left chest above your breast under your shoulder to heal? I'm 17 and weigh 86 pounds and I'm 5, 6.
Seriously skinny!: You are very thin for your size. Unless this is familial you may be underweight from malnutrition. That will make healing from anything way tougher. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. Severe low weight due to poor diet can cause serious medical problems. Decrease activities that cause pain for now. ...Read more
Hey, I'm 17 and underweight but I have a sprain on my left chest area above my breast and below my shoulder. How do you take care of it in that area?
I have a sharp pain at my ribs area under my right chest when I breathe. I have not experience such pains before. Could it be a muscle sprain?
Yes, muscles are there and pulls and strains can occur.
But full story is needed.
Fever, chills, cough, smoking may lead toward a viral or other pneumonia and pleurisy.
Cancer, surgery, obesity, sedentary would lead toward clots and pulmonary infarct. Gather your facts and see your pcp. ...Read more
I have swelling of upper chest, below clavicle sternum connection from strained/sprained ligaments, how long does it take before swelling goes down?
A while: Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle. Just appeared today. Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal. Sprain?
Went to the docs as had bad back pain was diagnosed as having sprained my trapezius muscle. Had chest pain for 8 hours, feeling drowsy and light heade?
I woke up with neck pain and shoulder pain and have had a little big of upper chest pain. Muscle spasm or sprain?
Spasm or strain: Sprain vs strain vs spasm: a sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon. Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp. ...Read more
I have nasal congestion and I breathe in forcefully and now the left side of my chest hurts on deep inhale, did I sprain it?
I went to the ER for chest pain which started with what I thought was a calf sprain. They did CT scan to rule out blood clot, so is it a sprain?
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
I believe I have an intercostal tear/sprain on my lower left ribs in my side. How can I determine if I need medical attention?
Do not self diagnose: See a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Could I mistake a ruptured spleen with an intercostal sprain? The pain is on the left side and back near the "floating" ribs. No blunt trauma at all.
Pleurisy vs sprained muscle? Pain during inspiration right upper lung woke me up a 4AM. Not getting worse or better. Does pleurisy require an RX?
Not necessarily: Pleurisy is a viral infection that affects the lining of the chest cavity causing inflammation and irritation. The pain during inspiration is caused by the expanding lung touching the irritated chest cavity. Usually these symptoms will go away on their own as the virus clears the system. Rx meds are not necessarily needed. Can use Motrin to treat the inflammation and relieve the irritation. ...Read more
Why does a shoulder sprain or strain cause pain under the breast? As in where underwire of bra would sit. Is it better to wear bra or no bra to help?
4/10 pain on right flank, along mid ribs. Deep inhalation and lying down hurts 8/10. Slept on futon and carried duffel day before. Muscle sprain?
Might be..: It sounds like you might have sprained your side muscles or rib cage. Ice the area and take anti inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen)if you are not allergic in order to improve symptoms. However, if you develop abdominal pain, urinary abnormalities, trouble breathing, then it might not be related to a strain and then you would need immediate evaluation. If this happens go to urgent care clinic. ...Read more
Need more info: What kind of pain? Is it affected by movement? Do you have any other symptoms? How old are you? If you are an adult and could be having a heart attack, take an aspirin and call and ambulance to take you to the nearest emergency room of a hospital. ...Read more
See physician: It is advised to seek urgent medical evaluation for patients with recent onset of chest pain. Those who may be potentially unstable based upon history, family history, appearance, or vital signs, should be immediately evaluated in an emergency department. You need to be evaluated by your physician to eliminate life-threatening causes and be assessed for other causes. ...Read more
Wrong Question: This is a simple application but a great place to learn this vital lesson. You share what you are feeling or experiencing with the doctor to get evaluated, examined and diagnosed. The way you are asking your question is asking us to share a whole chapter from a text book on heart or lung conditions. It is way too broad for this simple application. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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