Chest Wall Pain Overview
What is chest wall pain?
A person with chest wall pain has discomfort that originates from the structures of the chest wall. The chest wall includes the skin, ribs and muscles that surround the ribs. Chest wall pain is usually caused by injury, inflammation or infection of these structures. Common causes for chest wall pain include: muscle strain, chest contusion, and costochondritis.
What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?
Symptoms that may occur with chest wall pain include breathing difficulty, cough, chest tenderness, chest swelling, and chest bruising.
How does the doctor treat chest wall pain?
Treatment for chest wall pain may include rest, cold compresses, muscle relaxants, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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