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I've been jogging for a couple of months and reached 4 mile mark today. Anyway, this week my xiphoid process and ribs have been sore. Is this normal?

I've been jogging for a couple of months and reached 4 mile mark today. Anyway, this week my xiphoid process and ribs have been sore.  Is this normal?

It's inflammation: Congrats on reaching your 4 mile goal. It sounds like you have what is called costochondritis. it is an inflammation of the joint between the breast bone (sternum) and the ribs. You may find that you have tenderness to touch and pain with deep breathing. Treatment includes rest, icing 5-10 minutes/day, and anti-inflammatory meds (Aleve, Ibuprofen). If you have persistent chest pain, see your doc! ...Read more

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Y ismy xiphoid process longer than normal and so tender to touch?

Y ismy xiphoid process longer than normal and so tender to touch?

See below: Xiphoidalgia (xiphoidynia) is a relatively rare syndrome that is characterized by localized discomfort and tenderness over the xiphoid process of the sternum. Symptoms are often aggravated by eating a heavy meal or bending or twisting movements; they may also be associated with heavy work or a cough. Analgesics or a local injection may help. ...Read more

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My xiphoid process is very tender to the touch. Been that way for a year or so. There has been no impact, gal bladder or any other issues! Whats wrong?

My xiphoid process is very tender to the touch. Been that way for a year or so. There has been no impact, gal bladder or any other issues! Whats wrong?

Costochondritis?: Could just be an inflammatory process of unknown cause that is responsible for your symptoms. Ask your doctor if a course of anti-inflammatory medication is appropriate. It doesn't sound dangerous. Also, make sure to get a good physical exam from your doctor as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why does my xiphoid process feels disconfort?

Why does my xiphoid process feels disconfort?

Area of discomfort?: Is the pain reproducible when you press upon the bony tissue, or is it related to the soft tissue below the xiphoid process? Gastritis can present with pain in the epigastric region below the xiphoid process, as can peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic disease. ...Read more

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Help please? How hard is it to break your xiphoid process bone?

Help please? How hard is it to break your xiphoid process bone?

Hard: You would require asharp blow to the lower chest an fracture a small thin bone held by ligaments. Its more likely to bend and strain the ligaments then to fracture ...Read more

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Sharp pain below xiphoid process and ribs more pain if i bend forward?

Reflux???: Is is acute or chronic? Is it triggered by certain foods too? Try avoiding caffeine and caffeinated drinks, greasy fried foods, oj, acidic foods, spicy foods and nsaids. If you notice improvement in 2 weeks, see a GI doc for further evaluation. ...Read more