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Ccchest pain as I bend to get in vehicle my upper chest

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Ccchest pain as I bend to get in vehicle my upper chest feels very sore and is painful right across breast height. I am male 67 years of age
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: No shortness of breath but has happened before once or twicew years ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I take blood pressure tablets and my blood pressure is very good and with fish oil daily Itake Lorstat for cholestrol
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of costochondritis. It is inflammation of the joint between costal cartilage and rib. The muscle strain of chest wall may also be associated and concomitant. Following would help you;

1) passive stretching of the affected muscle after application of sprayed vapocoolant

2) physical therapy

3) deep electrotherapy; iontophoresis, phonophoresis, short wave diathermy, electrical stimulation

4) local analgesic patch / ointment / spray

5) anti-inflammatory analgesics; Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil)

6) ischemic compression therapy; pressure on the points

7) massage

8) steroid shots

9) acupuncture

Having said that; any chest pain need evaluation by an EKG, more soever if you have have following risk factors;

1) stress and sedentary life style

2) peripheral vascular disease (claudication),

3) previous stroke,

4) heavy smoking,

5) high blood pressure,

6) diabetes,

7) high cholesterol, and

8) a family history of heart disease

9) over weight.

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