question-icon

What causes chest muscle pain?

default
Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Question: I am feeling a sort of muscle pain in my chest. When I turn around, or when I stretch my hands I feel that pain. Earlier I had experienced internal chest pain (near my heart area), had nausea like feeling. I had gone through echo-cardiography and stress test(TMT), but there were no abnormalities recorded. Although the test results are negative, I still feel that pain inside.Can you please help? Is it due to stress?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer: It could be of musculoskeletal region. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX The chest pain described by you appears to be of musculoskeletal origin. It does not appear to be because of your heart and since your echo and tmt are normal, it further rules it out to be of cardiac origin. You may get a x ray of chest done to see if your lungs are healthy. There are many other causes of chest pain but for the time being take a pain killer and apply some local heat. I do hope you do not suffer from acidity and reflux disease. Best would be to consult your physician who can examine you and advise you accordingly. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Shashi Dangwal (1 hour later)
Hi. I have a habit of smoking. My chest x-ray is normal. Moreover, sometimes I feel a pain in my arms and my lower jaw feels numb and tired. Is it due to stress? I have got a psychological problem also. Is it due to cardiac issues or is it a psychological issue?If I cough, I sometimes feel the pain. Can i breathe easy that there is no cardiac issue?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal (33 hours later)
Brief Answer: There is a psychological element to it. Detailed Answer: Your symptoms are very vague and do not fit into any particular disease entity. There appears to be a pschosomatic element to it as you are worried and stressed. As suggested, do take some pain killers for the time being. Since smoking is an issue and if you are really concerned, you may go in for higher cardiac evaluation tests like CT angio of heart; but only after consulting your cardiologist and on his advice. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shashi Dangwal

Pulmonologist

Practicing since :1979

Answered : 1156 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What causes chest muscle pain?

Brief Answer: It could be of musculoskeletal region. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX The chest pain described by you appears to be of musculoskeletal origin. It does not appear to be because of your heart and since your echo and tmt are normal, it further rules it out to be of cardiac origin. You may get a x ray of chest done to see if your lungs are healthy. There are many other causes of chest pain but for the time being take a pain killer and apply some local heat. I do hope you do not suffer from acidity and reflux disease. Best would be to consult your physician who can examine you and advise you accordingly. Regards