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Pain in chest when turning head to the left, does not happen when engaged in physical activity

I get pains in the breast bone in my chest when I turn my head to the left. It does not occur all the time but when it does it can be quite painful. I am 34 and reasonably fit and active I am 6 feet 7 inches tall and approx 260lbs . The pain never happens when I am involved in sport or physical activity. They have only occurred when I am sitting either in the office, at the kitchen table or elsewhere. it has been a regular occurrence for about 3 - 4 months now.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

From your report it might be related to the muscle overstretching. If you have been sitting or staying for a while, your body is relaxed.

If you suddenly turn your head, it might cause over-stretching of the muscles causing sharp pain.

However, I suggest to do

- Cardiac echo
- holter monitoring

to exclude heart problems.

I also advise to do regular stretching exercises regularly.

All the best!
Answered: Sun, 8 Dec 2013
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