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What Causes Pain In The Sternum Upon Breathing?

hello, my 16yrd son has sternum pain. he was hit during football season a month 1/2 ago and it s still painful. there is a noticible rise in the direct middle of his sternum, but he has also lost some weight for wrestling. HE states that it is painful to breath sometimes and the sternum is painful to touch. Could this still be from the hit he took in football?
Wed, 1 Mar 2017
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Hi welcome to the health care magic

According to history provided it seems to be injury induced musculoskeletal pain....

For that warm compress will be beneficial

Take ibuprofen tablet for five days

Take sleep in supine position and avoid bad sleep posture

Avoid strenous work and exercise for few days

If no improvement than chest x ray done to evaluate further and examination needed

Consult physician for examination with keeping this in mind

Take care

Hope your concern solved
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What Causes Pain In The Sternum Upon Breathing?

Hi welcome to the health care magic According to history provided it seems to be injury induced musculoskeletal pain.... For that warm compress will be beneficial Take ibuprofen tablet for five days Take sleep in supine position and avoid bad sleep posture Avoid strenous work and exercise for few days If no improvement than chest x ray done to evaluate further and examination needed Consult physician for examination with keeping this in mind Take care Hope your concern solved