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What causes pain and burning sensations in the chest while breathing?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Discomfort in upper left chest that moves to left shoulder and upper arm, mild burning sensation when taking deep breath
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely.

Detailed Answer:


By your history and description, possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely.

But better to get done ECG and 2d echo to rule out heart diseases because of the left-sided chest and arm pain and your age (77 years).

If ECG and 2d echo are normal then no need to worry much for heart diseases.

Apply warm water pad on affected areas, take a simple painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs (diclofenac and thiocolchicoside).
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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