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Is chest wall pain always painful to pressure?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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