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Itchy, burning, painful sensation around heart while running downhill. How to reduce pain?

Hi when i go for my runs its for about 40 mins and a portion of this uphill for about 15-20 mins and then back down a steep gradient for about another 10 mins. When running down i get this sort of stitch feeling around my heart after about 5 mins of running down and i was wondering what this is and if there are anyways to stop or lessen the effect of the pain. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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hello and welcome to HCM
Pain in chest has many causes namely:
1. Cardiac pain
2. Muscular pain
3. Reflux associated pain
4. Pathology of respiratory system

Consult your physician for detailed history, clinical examination and investigations.
A X-ray chest, ECG will rule out any pathology of cardiovascular system and respiratory system.
Trauma of any kind can also cause such a pain.
If there is previous history of gas and acidity especially after having fatty and spicy food gives a clue to reflux associated pain.

Discuss your problem with your physician for further management.

Thanks and take cvare
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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