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Chest pain while lifting arms, or bending, feels like strained muscle, doing more exercise. Recommendations?

I'm a 32 year old male. I've been experiencing chest pain when I lift my arms or bend them backwards (e.g. to put a shirt on). It feels like strained muscles located just below my collar bones, right across the top half of chest. It's not a sharp pain, more a burning sensation but when I try to stretch the area a little it feels fragile. Over the past few weeks, I have been exercising a little more than I usual but nothing particularly strenuous. I look forward to reading your response.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Hi !

Your description of the pain seems to be originating from muscular injury or strained muscle as it appears only during movement or when the concerned muscle is used . You havent mentioned whether pain is present during rest also .It is advisable to you not to exercise too much and giving your muscles rest for a few days . If it doesnt get relieved further evaluation will be advisable.

Take care.
Get well soon.

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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