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Doctor insights on: Sore Sternum From An Elliptical Workout

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Why don't I feel chest soreness after workout for pecs?

Why don't I feel chest soreness after workout for pecs?

Muscular pain: Muscle soreness can occur with exercise. If it is consistent, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I went to the gym and the workout made my chest sore it's really sore and I also choked on water two times I can breath fine just sore what to do?

I went to the gym and the workout made my chest sore it's really sore and I also choked on water two times I can breath fine just sore what to do?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Chest pain is always a concern because you want to to make sure it doesn't involve your heart or even your lungs. You describe mechanical soreness and at your age it is unlikely due to a heart problem. It sounds like you either have muscle soreness or inflammation of the joints between the ribs and the sternum (breast bone). These can be resolved with rest, nice and anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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I'm feeling soreness in the chest the next day after an intense chest workout. Is that normal?

I'm feeling soreness in the chest the next day after an intense chest workout. Is that normal?

Delayed muscle sore: Generally, delayed muscle soreness will get better after 48hrs of rest. However, by doing routine exercises to condition your muscles, you may actually have no soreness or less soreness because you've strengthened the muscle or connective tissue. ...Read more

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My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

Muscle pains: If you experienced these pains after carrying a heavy backpack then it is reasonable to assume the pains may be a result of this. Try Tylenol to relieve the pain. Take a break from carrying heavy items. If the pains persist, then see a doctor. If the pain is concentrated in the chest and worse with exertion, associated with breathing problems or radiates to arm, then see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I've woken up w sore throat/bad chest. Can I still go to gym & workout? Or will this make me sicker? I feel fine other than chest/throat. I’ve had flu shot

I've woken up w sore throat/bad chest. Can I still go to gym & workout? Or will this make me sicker? I feel fine other than chest/throat. I’ve had flu shot

Hard to guess: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, one sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Lots of coughing makes it less likely to be strep throat. Best to rest a few days. ...Read more

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Is it bad to work out your chest again if it is still sore from the last time you went to to gym? (yesterday)

Is it bad to work out your chest again if it is still sore from the last time you went to to gym? (yesterday)

Depend: If the muscled are sore to touch or restrict your range of motion, then wait another day or two. If you just have soreness the return to the gym and perform stretching and light lifting to promote blood flow and remove toxins from body. This help promote healing. If your muscle are extremely painful go see your doctor for an evaluation. Must be aware of rhabdomyolysis. ...Read more

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Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Sternal pain: It may or may not becaused by stress. You mave have a benign condition known as costo-chondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. Ibuprofen can be used for pain relief. ...Read more

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Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Best to have: Yourself checked for possible reflux so treatment can be started to help with your discomfort. ...Read more

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Can too much coughing make my sternum sore?

Can too much coughing make my sternum sore?

Yes......: Coughing can result in musculoskeletal pain, including sternal pain. But, if the sternal pain is present when you're not coughing, it could be heart-related which requires an er visit. If musculoskeletal, it will improve once your cough resolves so see your doc for cough treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

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Why is my sternum sore if I push just a little on it it hurts it also sticks out some also it has been this way for a very long time

Why is my sternum sore if I push just a little on it it hurts it also sticks out some also it has been this way for a very long time

This: This is an issue that warrants medical evaluation. You could be dealing with a sternal mass, or just be dealing with a prominent sternum. An x-ray or ultrasound of the area will give more clues as to the diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had localized soreness near my rib and sternum. Soreness started in September and went away a few months the later. Soreness comes and goes?

I have had localized soreness near my rib and sternum. Soreness started in September and went away a few months the later. Soreness comes and goes?

Basic diagnosis: Can be made with an xray of the chest and special views of the ribs affected. Ask your doctor to order them and discuss results. Hope it feels better. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing soreness on the left side of my sternum for about 10 days. It is sometimes made worse by lifting objects.

I've been experiencing soreness on the left side of my sternum for about 10 days. It is sometimes made worse by lifting objects.

Sternal pain: Pain that is made worse with movement usually represents muscle pain. Sternal pain can also be caused by heartburn, gastroesophagel reflux, heart pain and chest infections. Seek medical attention to determine the cause of this pain ...Read more

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I woke up with main in my chest around the sternum and right breast. A soreness type of pain?

I woke up with main in my chest around the sternum and right breast. A soreness type of pain?

Main in my chest: I assume you mean pain in your chest? Please do 2nd opinion with me now so we can work on trying to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a spasm at the base of the sternum that circles my ribcage. It is extremely sore for days, completely impeding my movement. Any suggestions?

I have a spasm at the base of the sternum that circles my ribcage. It is extremely sore for days, completely impeding my movement. Any suggestions?

? Costochondritis: This may be an inflammation or strain of the joint between the sternum and rib. If so. There is usually associated tenderness and pain on motion. Try cold or warm applications and if you can take them, NSAIDS, like ibuprofen may help. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in middle of chest round the sternum, feels as though I need to stretch it, feels a bit sore and uncomfortable also, what could this be?

Tight feeling in middle of chest round the sternum, feels as though I need to stretch it, feels a bit sore and uncomfortable also, what could this be?

Chest wall strain: Just like other parts of your body, the rib cage has muscles, nerves and connective tissue. There is also a joint of sorts where the rib meets the breast bone. Any unusual physical activity (lifting, heavy exercise) or blow to the chest can cause these symptoms which should resolve in a few days. However, if you get pain with breathing, shortness of breath, cough or fever, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My sternum cracks when pushing down. My back also cracks when pushing down on sternum. General rib bone soreness and discomfort. Any ideas? Thanks.

My sternum cracks when pushing down. My back also cracks when pushing down on sternum. General rib bone soreness and discomfort. Any ideas? Thanks.

Hmmm hypermobility?: Of your sternum. It might be normal to have some crepitus. Rib soreness can be from costochondritis. You are young. It is unlikely to be infection or tumor. However if the symptoms persist - see your doctor.

You can take anti inflammatory agents like Aspirin and motrin. ...Read more

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Chest and back have been hurting my sternum is sore to the touch IV been to my doctor and she medically cleared me I have anxiety to what causes this?

Chest and back have been hurting my sternum is sore to the touch IV been to my doctor and she medically cleared me I have anxiety to what causes this?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum. The condition causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness that you can reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. Shiel et al. ...Read more

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I can get a full breath but when breath its tightish near sternum an when lean back can feel it also re accuring sore throet no asthma been 5-7 month?

I can get a full breath but when breath its tightish near sternum an when lean back can feel it also re accuring sore throet no asthma been 5-7 month?

Inhaler?: If you are tight with a history of asthma, a trial of an inhaled breathing treatment may improve your discomfort. If that doesn't work, check your peak flow with the doctor, or get you own cheap peak flow meter - they are made out of cardboard and are a cheap and easy way to make sure you are clear ...Read more

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I have had pain in my sternum going thru to my back for 4 days with no relief. Also sore to the touch. No trauma to the area and anti gas doesn't help?

I have had pain in my sternum going thru to my back for 4 days with no relief. Also sore to the touch. No trauma to the area and anti gas doesn't help?

Costochondritis?: Since it's sore to the touch, you may have costochondritis which is inflammation where the ribs join the sternum. The sternum itself may also become inflamed. Try taking ibuprofen or naproxen (if you don't have ulcers/stomach problems) and/or icing the area for 15 minutes several times/day. If it doesn't improve in a few days, or other symptoms occur, see your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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If you had CABG and sternum infection 2 weeks later what would healing time be? Its been 11 months for me and still sore.

If you had CABG and sternum infection 2 weeks later what would healing time be? Its been 11 months for me and still sore.

3-4 months: With persistent discomfort, be examined, check white blood count and sed rate for secondary signs of low grade infection.
May need ct scan as well
see your surgeon. ...Read more

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My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago. Pain goes into sternum. Please advise.

My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago. Pain goes into sternum. Please advise.

Mammogram: You will benefit from seeing your GYN for breast exam and possibly labwork and mammogram. Watery discharge from the breast can be due to multiple things (ductal ectasia or widening, hormonal changes, medications, breast disorder, prolactinoma, etc.) ...Read more

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I get this strange kinda sore like sharp pain @the bottomunder my sternum towards the right side worst with movement & deep breaths what can it be?

I get this strange kinda sore like sharp pain @the bottomunder my sternum towards the right side worst with movement & deep breaths what can it be?

Depends: Costochondriitis can be a differential. It is caused by inflammation of the joint or junction of the sternum and the ribs. It could be also due to pleuritic type of chest pain which is inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Other specialists may also give you other differential diagnosis. The best way is to make an appointment with your physician and examine you. ...Read more

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What's the roundish, semi-hard lump or ball just below the sternum, and slightly to the left of center? It's sore when pushed and when sucking in gut.

What's the roundish, semi-hard lump or ball just below the sternum, and slightly to the left of center? It's sore when pushed and when sucking in gut.

Xiphoid process: The xiphoid process, or xiphosternum or metasternum, is a small cartilaginous process (extension) of the lower part of the sternum which is usually ossified in the adult human. This is probably what you are feeling. See a dr. To confirm if you are concerned. ...Read more