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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have had a pain, on the right side of my chest, when I breath. I will move and the pain is pretty bad till I stop moving. It seems to be o k until I move again, sometimes right away sometimes much later. If I lay on my right side it goes away until I move. If I lay on my left side it hurts till I settle and/or move again. I have not taken anything for it but am thinking Aleve. I went for a walk this morning and had a couple of times of the discomfort. It seems to help if I put my left hand over the right side of my chest when I breath with this discomfort.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.
So do following things for better symptomatic relief.
1. Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
2. Avoid movements causing pain.
3. Avoid bad postures in sleep.
4. Take painkiller like ibuprofen.
5. Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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