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Can exercise cause pleurisy or just shortness of breath?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: SOB
Exercise can't cause pleurisy which is due to rubbing of the inflamed (usually infected) outer lining surfaces of the lungs.
But vigorous exercise can make intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) and costochondral joints (where ribs attach to your sternum (breastbone)) sore which mimics pleurisy as it may hurt to take a deep breath or cough.

In brief: SOB
Exercise can't cause pleurisy which is due to rubbing of the inflamed (usually infected) outer lining surfaces of the lungs.
But vigorous exercise can make intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) and costochondral joints (where ribs attach to your sternum (breastbone)) sore which mimics pleurisy as it may hurt to take a deep breath or cough.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank you! Best wishes to you too. BEW
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