Major chest wall pain

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  1. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Have any of you been injured in the chest wall from heavy lifting?

    Starting a few weeks ago I started to get a nagging pain in my chest. It did not feel like it was a deep pain. But closer to the surface. But, I can't induce the pain by pushing on the area. For the last few weeks it's been only during a sneeze that it hurt. Last night it got to the point where it hurt to lie down. I woke up this morning and it hurts to breath. I am forced to breath in at about 60% as deep as usual. Taking ibuprofin has helped.


    This does not seem to carry the symptoms of heart or cardiovascular issues. I am heathy anyways. I am 25, 5'9"(no shoes), 163#. I eat pretty healthy(other then a few slices of pizza a week), weight train and I play football just about every weekend.
    Not worried about the heart.

    Has anyone else here experienced this? Looks like I am going on physical hiatus. Which sucks. I was supposed to golf this morning.:wtc:
     
  2. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Chest pain that is not muscle soreness is never a good sign. Doctor asap
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say GO TO A DOCTOR.
     
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    lif New Member

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    do you feel like its right down the middle of your chest?
     
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    Pain worsened by breathing could be a lot of things, none of them good.

    Could be pneumonia, an empyema, pleuritis.........aka go see a doctor and get some xrays.
     
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    I will visit my doctor Monday. I just wanted to see if anyone else had experienced it.

    From what I have read a cartledge/tendon strain creates this feeling. Not sure what to hope it is.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I'd bet it's just a soft tissue strain and not anything to worry about
     
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    I agree with Ceaze. It's probably either that or costochondritis, which is the inflammation of the cartiledge between your ribs and your breast bone (IIRC). I had that for a while and it all started with a hard sneeze. It got worse if I tried to take deep breaths as well. Other than rest/seeing a doctor, try this (it helped me a lot):

    Stand about 2-3' away from the wall and place your hands on the wall (as if a cop were going to frisk you). Slowly slide your hands up the wall while you puff your chest out...go as far as you can. I guess it stretches out the intercostal muscles or something...what I do know is that it made me feel a lot better.
     
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    That's just like how my problem started. For the last few weeks a sneeze would cause the pain for moments after the sneeze. I figured it was just muscle related. But last night it got so bad breathing in a full chest of air hurts me.
     
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    I have Codine left over from my wisdom-tooth being pulled. I am about to pop one to help.
     
  12. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    definitely sounds rib related at the joint...maybe sublux?
     
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    Wow, that actually helped quite a bit! Thanks!
     
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    Good to hear it helped. Try taking some anti-inflammatories too (ibuprofen) too.
     
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