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    Xiphoid Process Pain
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    shadowflames02 posted:
    I wondered if anyone would know why the area of my Xiphoid Process hurts. It hurts when I do pushups, situps, jumping jacks, stretch in the morning, etc. I am going to my regular doctor for the second time.
    The first time he referred me to a sports medicine doctor and they refused to see me because they don't deal with this????
    It hurts severly when you press on that spot that is the size of a 50 cent piece. I had a chest xray done with nothing showing. I heard that an MRI will show more but not sure if the doctor will recommend that or if I should straight up ask for it. This is really worrying me because it is interfering dramatically with my exercise program and life in general. Any ideas would be helpful.
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    annette030 responded:
    I don't know that you need an MRI. I would perhaps see an orthopedic surgeon if my pcp could not figure it out.

    Have you tried avoiding the exercise for awhile, or using ice or heat or anti-inflammatories? What did your doctor suggest you do while you wait to see a specialist? Did he give you even a tentative diagnosis?

    Take care, Annette


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