Chest pain

Chest pain

What is mechanical chest pain?

Mechanical chest pains are often caused due to acute trauma or injuries, like rib fractures or contusions and muscular strains in the pectoral or intercostal muscles. It can also be due to old injuries, and not all pain concerning the chest has to do with cardiac problems. Even lifting weights can cause pain.

 

  • Common chest pain causes

    Chest pain may be caused due to problems in your lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, or even nervous issues. Not all chest pains are cardiac-related and at the same time, should never be ignored. Sometimes, just coughing hard can inflame the muscle and cause pain, while a previous injury to the ribcage can also be the reason.

  • Common chest pain symptoms

    • Sharp or dull pain in the chest
    • Burning sensation
    • Aching
    • A tight squeezing, or crushing sensation
    • Stabbing pain
    • When to see a doctor for chest pain?
    • Sudden feeling of pressure or tightness
    • Nausea, dizziness, rapid heart rate, or rapid breathing
    • Confusion or excessive sweating
    • Fever or chills
    • Coughing up yellow-green mucus

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