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Pain in the rib cage while walking on a treadmill. Have GERD. Wonder if it could have anything to do with the upper respiratory part of the throat maybe?

What might cause mild pain in the region of the top of the rib cage on the left side which is sore and feels bruised when touched while walking at a good pace with arms moving front to back on a treadmill? It goes away when I get off the treadmill but I can push on the ribs (across the top left side of my chest to the underarm) and it feels sore and bruised. I have GERD and wonder if it could have anything to do with the upper respiratory part of the throat maybe?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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I went through your statement. You have GERD and your suspicion of upper respiratory part - both may not be connected with your present problem.
You are getting your problem only while dong treadmill test. So more in favor of muscle pain
You are able to move your both arms front and back - So arthritis can also be ruled out.
Better to take an X-Ray chest including both shoulder joints.
if no problems in the bones you can take it for granted that it is only a muscle pain. Find out which part of the muscle is paining by movement and pressure and take pain killers + anti inflammatory cream local application.
You will be alright. Anyhow it is better to take ECG. Give rest to muscles by avoiding Treadmill for certain days.
Best wishes
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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