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Soreness near chest bone and collar bone, nuclear stress test normal. Want relief from pain

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I have had a soreness for over a month located in the top right corner by my chest bone and collar bone but the skin in that looks totally normal . (feels about like a sore blood vessel when i press on it)
I'll be 54 in September and about 6 months ago I had a nuclear stress test and past with a perfect score. Im 5'10 tall and weigh about 175, I don't smoke, drink or chew and consider myself to be in the 75-80% good health. But the soreness just want leave...pain level is about 3-4 out of 10. See attached picture of me and the sore area.
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Posted Tue, 4 Sep 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 6 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The soreness in the area you have marked is likely to be due to a muscle spasm or sternoclavicular joint inflammation. In case there is difficulty in breathing associated with it, then viral bronchitis is a likely possibility.
Most of the times such muscular pains can be adequately relieved by mild pain killers like acetaminophen, hot fomentation and giving rest to the arm.
I encourage you to consult a doctor for both evaluation and to avail stronger prescription medications if over the counter medications are not helpful as there is no substitute to a direct examination.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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