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Painful cramps near sternum, charlie horse in chest. EKG done. Upper GI, muscle, or heart issue?

after working out and in my stretching mode, several times i have had a cramp near my sternum that causes me to freeze in pain. each breath worsens the pain, then it begin to subside after a couple minutes - then if i move my position, it intensifies...and it feels like a charlie horse in my chest ...had an ekg after the first one - maybe two weeks later...and they said my heart looked great - urgent care - then i just had one again - months later first - it s been 5 days and it s still tender to the touch and when I worked out again - it was painful - but I stayed away from the stretches that aggravate it. what type of doctor? could it be upper GI issues or muscular - or a heart issue...
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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You have developed musculoskeletal pain as a result of pull on the fibres of muscles and ligaments due to your work out regime or it could be costochondritis which has got worse due to work outs. Though painful, these are harmless conditions. Since your ECG is normal and your heart looks great, get a xray chest done to rule out any lung condition. Take some pain killer like Ibuprofen, apply some local analgesic gel and do some hot water fomentation. Avoid any kind of exercise for the time being.
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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