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LEFT SIDE CHEST PAIN WHEN I MOVE A CERTAIN WAY OR LAUGH
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edwordo posted:
I am experiencing chest pain sometimes when I laugh, and when I pull my left sholder blade back. It is a very mild discomfort. I am not sweating, dont feel short of breath. I have not done anything strenuous, but yersterday I did move some furniture. but it was not heavy. It was a small bookcase and hamper. Sometimes when I bend down and stand up I will fee the discomfort. Is this more likely a cardiac issue or a muscle issue. I dont feel any pain unless I move and again only if I move my left arme forward or backwards. the pain is felt on the left side of my chest.
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
It's not possible to provide a diagnosis in this forum, but pain with movements often tends to be musculoskeletal in nature. But worth discussing with your doctor, and if the symptoms change significantly or become associated with shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. I'd suggest seeking medical attention.
 
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"Is this more likely a cardiac issue or a muscle issue"

It seems much more likely a muscle issue, though in general-only here, chest/thoracic area (right, left, upper, lower, center, side) symptoms, which includes discomfort, pain, pressure, or tightness, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

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Non-cardiac chest pain

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The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest.

The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position.

The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer.

If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib.

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