Q. I have middle chest pain with a slight numbness in feet. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Isaac Gana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 20, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am 46 years old. I have pain in my middle chest for the last few days. I can pinpoint the pain. When I wake up in the morning, I can feel a little bit of numbness in my feet. Sometimes, I have fatigue during the day. And I do not take any medicine.



Welcome to

Did you carry anything heavy before the pain started? Do you have a history of diabetes or stomach ulcer? Apart from the numbness and fatigue, have you noticed increased hunger or increased thirst? Does the pain radiate to other parts of your body?

Thank you doctor,

I did not carry anything except the dumbells of 10 lbs each that I lifted for a couple of days. Every time I lifted, it was for 20 to 30 times of lifting in each arm in a standing position. I did it for approximately one or two weeks. I do not have any history of diabetes or stomach ulcer. No increased hunger nor thirst. At this time, pain is not radiating to other parts of the body.



Welcome back to

The chest pain is most likely due to the weight lifting. I advise you to take it easy on the weight for now. Reduce the frequency and make sure to stretch before any exercise. You can take Paracetamol 500 mg TDS for a few days. It will help with the pain.

For numbness and fatigue, there are quite some number of causes like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, medications, transient stroke, etc.

You said you were not on medication nor diabetic, so they most likely not the cause.

Did the symptoms begin gradually? Does the numbness affect both legs? Can you remember any history of trauma to your head? Have you had severe headaches or difficulty in speaking lately? Will you say the numbness and fatigue have worsened?

Thank you doctor,

You are right. The middle left chest pain was probably due to weight lifting. I will follow your advice on this.

It was very light for the numbness and has been for both feet, but the symptoms are not gradual. I do not remember any history of trauma to my head. No severe headaches or difficulty in speaking. Also, numbness and fatigue have not worsened.

I was afraid that it might have something to do with a heart attack. If it is not, I think it would not be a big deal.



Welcome back to

You are all good. If you continue to experience numbness and fatigue, please go to the hospital for a physical evaluation.

There are some chronic illnesses that present with similar symptoms gradually. If detected early, the prognosis will be good. I believe you will do just fine.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
What might be the reason for feet numbness while playing football?

Numbness of feet especially at this level where he is playing professional football is really worrisome since numbness is usually related to the nerve compression ...   Read full

I have lower back pain and numbness of feet. Please help.

There is a compression of the L4 nerve, which is responsible for the numbness and difficulty in sleeping ...   Read full

Can chest pain have other reasons than heart attack?

.. there is no heart attack. It is normal. If there is recurrent chest pain especially with exertion or chest pain that relieves with rest and recurs on walking, climbing stairs, etc., then to be on safer side, have an ETT (exercise tolerance test) d...   Read full


Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Balantidiasis - Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Balantidiasis is a rare bacterial infection caused by a parasite called Balantidium coli. Read the article below to know...  Read more»
JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»
Importance of Sex Hormones - Types, Functions, Normal Ranges, and Roles
Sex hormones are steroids produced in the body that control sexual development, pregnancy, and overall health. Read belo...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Cardiologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.