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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Pain while breathing or walking

 jmm1966 - Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:13 am

I played golf last week. A couple of days after I played, I developed pain below the right breast. When I exert myself by walking, the pain becomes much worse. When I breath deeply, I feel alot of pain. Did I tear or strain a muscle? Will it heal by itself? How long will the healing take? Thanks in advance.


 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:30 pm

User avatar You more than likely did strain something, very common in golf. There is cartiledge in between the ribs and on either side of the breastbone, and if you strain it, it hurts with certain positions, movement and deep breathing. It is commonly called costochondritis. It does take some time to heal. Ask your doctor about taking antiinflammatories for the pain and refrain from activities that will exacerbate your symptoms; rest and time will heal it.

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