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20 Mar 2007

Chest pain while moving and should pain
Hi

I've had this issue for over two years now, but it never was (and still isn't) serious enough that I thought it necessary to consult anyone about it. My issue is I have chest pain (it feels like my ribs and breastbone are pushing against each other) whenever I move at certain angels i.e. if I twist my upper body or I move my arms over my head. Also, my right shoulder started paining recently, and I noticed that my left shoulder is wider than my right shoulder by about 1-2 centimeters. Surely the pain and disparity in the width of my shoulders can't be growth pains? I'm a 21 year old male.
Your advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Fitz
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Fitz
Yes you may have injured or dislocated one of the joints between the ribs and the breastbone at some point in time - I think you should let a GP have a look and do an x/ray if needed. You may have to see an orthopod before this gets worse.
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