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How can one recover from pain in the sternum?

I have pulled my sternum by lifting twelve days ago and the pain is still there. I have been applying heat byt is not helping and this morning the pain was so bad I applied ice which has helped relieve the pain but it is still there. I have asthma and cannot take anti- inflamortaries I take paracetamol which does not seem to be helping. Please could you suggest what I could do to help the pain, it is worse when lying down and getting up. Thank you. XXXX
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
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Hello,

It is a simple musculoskeletal pain like contusion. You can apply diclofenac gel for symptomatic.

You can also take analgesics (pain killers) like celecoxib which is regarded as safe in asthmatics.

If symptoms persist, it is better to consult a physician and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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How can one recover from pain in the sternum?

Hello, It is a simple musculoskeletal pain like contusion. You can apply diclofenac gel for symptomatic. You can also take analgesics (pain killers) like celecoxib which is regarded as safe in asthmatics. If symptoms persist, it is better to consult a physician and get evaluated. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician