Sudden onset chest pain

Joggers nipple

Jogger’s Nipple

Jogger’s nipple is in effect a friction burn. It is caused by constant rubbing or chafing of a T-shirt over the nipple. Jogger’s nipple symptoms The main symptom is a sore nipple which develops during a run. It may begin as mild discomfort get progressively worse. Eventually, pain becomes severe. Your nipple may start to …

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Cardiac chest pain in athletes

Cardiac Chest Pain In Athletes

Chest pain in athletes can be from a number of causes. Thankfully, cardiac chest pain in athletes is rare. A range of conditions causes pain in the chest. These include muscular pain and pain referred from the thoracic spine. However, you should always rule out cardiac chest pain. What causes cardiac chest pain in young …

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Collapsed lung

Collapsed Lung or Pneumothorax

A collapsed lung is also known as a pneumothorax. It occurs when there is a build-up of air in the space between the lungs and the rib cage. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for a collapsed lung. Symptoms Collapsed lung symptoms include sharp chest pain, which is worse when breathing deeply. The …

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Side stitch

Side Stitch

A side stitch can usually be felt to one side of the abdomen, more often the right side, around the area of the lower ribs. Many people suffer from stitches when doing sport, particularly running based activities. We explain the possible causes and what you may be able to do about it. What is a …

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Sternoclavicular injury

Sternoclavicular Sprain

The collarbone connects to the sternum or breastbone in the middle of the chest at the top. If the shoulder is subjected to a hard impact, this joint (known as the sternoclavicular joint), can become injured. There will be pain located on the joint which may spread into the shoulder. Medical help should be consulted …

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Costochondritis - Tietze's syndrome

Costochondral Separation

A Costochondral separation, sometimes known as a rib separation, usually occurs after a direct impact to the chest. One or more ribs become separated from the costochondral joint (made from cartilage) which is also attached to the breastbone. The area will be very painful, especially when breathing deeply, and it can take several months to …

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Bruised Sternum & Sternum Fracture

A bruised sternum is caused by direct trauma, or impact to the sternum bone in the middle of the chest. In more severe cases, a fracture may occur, or dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for sternum injuries. Bruised sternum A bruised sternum, or sternum contusion as it …

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Rib injuries

Bruised Ribs & Rib Fractures

The most common injuries to the ribs are contusions and fractures caused by direct impact. A stress fracture of the rib is rare, but can also occur through overuse. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of rib injuries. Bruised ribs Bruised ribs or a rib contusion occurs following a direct impact to the …

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