Chest Pain When Heavy Stretching?
Excuse me doctor I want to ask. Earlier when I was stretching my body (more precisely stretching my chest wide until the creak sound was heard) suddenly my right chest really hurt. Every time I stretch again or move my body in a certain direction, the pain recurs. Pain is rich in cold sensation. What is this? Do I have to worry?
Hello Darryl, Thank you for the question.
How long have you felt this complaint? Is the complaint improving or is there no change from day to day? Complaints of pain that you feel is very likely caused by muscle tension that occurs in certain body movements. Muscle tension can occur if body posture is incorrect or there is sudden body movement. In general, this complaint is a mild complaint that does not require special treatment by a doctor. You can do the following suggestions:
avoid sudden body movements
avoid lifting heavy objects with improper posture
do a warm compress on the affected area repeatedly on a regular basis
consumption of pain medications such as paracetamol if the pain worsens
If this condition is caused by muscle tension, generally the symptoms of this pain will slowly improve within 1-2 weeks. However, if the pain does not improve at all, you find a lump in the affected area, or you experience joint movement disorders, you should immediately consult a doctor for further examination and treatment.
Hopefully this information is useful.