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What does it mean when you have a horrible pain in the sternum

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What does it mean when you have a horrible pain in the sternum area after exercising?
This appears to be a pain of Costochondritis. Costochondritis typically affects the joints of the ribs at the breast bone, it can also affect the sternal joints or the breast bone joints.

You should consult a doctor for this, preferably an orthopedician. You should discuss about costochondritis with him.

Treatment options are Physical exercise, heat compresses, Medications, rib support and steroid injections to the joint if it is too severe.


You can look up here:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/costochondritis/DS00626
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/costochondritis/article_em.htm



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