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What causes mild left sided chest pain along with whole body pain post an accident?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: Hi doctor I'm 30yrs old Male, 1 week back i was skidded from bike and got wounds in my left hand got some mild pain in left side below the chest area.From yesterday whenever my body moves i got more pain in left side below chest and some pain in right side chest also but i didn experience pain if my body is ideal. Could you please suggest.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
muscle ache or ligament stretch most likely .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This seems more likely to be muscle ache or ligament stretch .

* Primary guidelines for better recovery

- Heating pad application 3 times a day for 5 min . each .
- Local application of analgesic spray or ointment gives best relief .
- Tab. ibuprofen ( 400mg ) 3 times a day after meals with antacids if no history
of drug sensitivity .
- Avoid weight lifting .

* Consult later after 2 days or early as per requirement .

Wishing you fine recovery .

Regards .
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 28 minutes later
Thanks for the update doctor. I have one more query if i lying down and turning one side to another side the pain will be more.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome for follow up .

* Pain of this character is more of ligament or muscle related issue .

- Avoid particular postures which exacerbate the pain .
- Deep breathing exercises ( if do not increase the pain ) will help much .
- Avoid smoking if doing .
- Drink plenty of liquids , consume balanced nutritious diet to combat the
underlying possible inflammation .
- Make a note of pain score in diary for everyday to record the progress on your
own and later we can judge whether x-ray is required or not .

Welcome for further guidance .
Regards take care .

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