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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure where to start but hope someone here can help. I get a recurring pain on the sides of my sternum. One day it will hurt  (2 on a scale to 10), then the next day I feel fine. The pain wil lsome time be o nthe left or right, then sometime move to my collar bone area, again left or right. I went to the ER a month or so back for the same thing to get my heart checked and everything came back just fine. I had an  x-ray and it was fine also.  I have been lifting weights for a 1 month or so and I was doing fine with no pain until last week. Then I was doing landscaping with huge stones (lifting) and hte next day I noticed this pain again.  My back was hurting for a couple of days after the landscaping but has since not bothered me at all. I am in pretty good shape and work the bike and tread mill fairly often. I noticed also that if I would start to be active, the pain goes away.
This time the pain in my sternum hurts more when I stretch my chest cavity muscles or turn a certain way. Not sure what this is since it seems to move to differant areas of my body. I have also been checked by my doc and he cannot find anything wrong.
Any ideas?

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 9/2/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Dbac,
Have you tried any physical therapy? Since there seems to be some relationship to the lifting, etc., and other tests aren't showing anything, I'd suggest talking with your doc about a referral for an evaluation by a physical therapist to see if you're pulling a muscle, or something along those lines.

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