Q. What could be the reason for pain in the middle of the chest?

Answered by
Dr. C Elanchezhian
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
This is a premium question & answer published on May 13, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am getting pain in the middle of my chest when I put pressure on it such as while sleeping when I suddenly wake up or turn around. Why?

Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

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Costochondritis is the most common cause of sternum pain. It occurs when the cartilage between the sternum and ribs becomes inflamed and irritated. Try the following methods.

1. Ice pack to your chest. 2. You can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation. Limit your movement and avoid any heavy lifting. If still pain persists, then go for investigation.


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