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What are some reasons for sternal pain?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: Usually Musculoskele
Sternal pain is usually musculoskeletal.
If you are concerned with "chest pain", call 911 immediately. Ms CP is usually due to inflammation of the cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum. This itreated with posture, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and rest. If continued, see your pcp for further evaluaiton and treatment.

In brief: Usually Musculoskele
Sternal pain is usually musculoskeletal.
If you are concerned with "chest pain", call 911 immediately. Ms CP is usually due to inflammation of the cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum. This itreated with posture, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and rest. If continued, see your pcp for further evaluaiton and treatment.
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