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Pain in the shoulder, chest. Stopped smoking in the recent past. Should I be concerned?

My right shoulder sometimes give me grief, it the ligaments and tendends caught up, every other month it decides to flair up and causes me uncomforted and pain. It started hurting 2 days ago but today I have been getting a shocking pain on the right side of my chest , I m unsure if this is due to my shoulder and the tendends are twicking or something serious that I should get it checked out!! The shocking pain is awful, causes me to have to stop what I m doing and feels like a knife has been rammed into my chest... I have recently given up smoking cigarettes and turned to electric cigarettes, I m also a regular weed smoker, smoked 1 a day, but have stop for the past week or so. Can you please help. Thanks Zak
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Thanks for query on HCM.
All these symptoms are not due to stopped smoking.
This type of pain is most likely due to musculo skelatel involvement and usually seen in muscle sprain,bursitis.
It usually occurs after excessive weigh lifting,improper sitting,sleeping posture,during any exercise,sports activity.
You have to take nsaid with muscle relaxant. Intra muscular injections of nsaid is advisable to relieve severe pain.
Local application of nsaid gel will be helpful.
Start b12,calcium,d3 supplement.
If it is not subsiding with first line treatment than go for x-ray and start treatment,physiotherapy under guidance of orthopedician.
Avoid any weight lifting,exercise and sports activity till get complete cure.

Answered: Tue, 22 Oct 2013
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