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Hi there, I am hoping you can help. This morning I woke up with an extremly sore sternum. It hurt to move almost all together and was sore when I pushed on it. I couldn't put my chin down or do my bra up, it was very painful. I have felt this pain before but never to that extent. I have been able to crack it before and that relieved the tightness that I felt, but I was not able to do that this morning. Threw out the day the pain started to go away a little but it still bothered me. I strected this evening and it cracked once, which made it feel better. Can you please tell me what this is, and should be seeing my dotor? Thanks.
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replied February 16th, 2009
I FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY! But mine will NOT crack. It feels like it needs to crack and its extremely painful. I can't even reach to take off my bra in the back because it hurts my sternum whenever I move my arms or turn my body. Could you atleast tell me the position you were in that made your sternum crack/pop??? I'D LOVE THE RELIEF! In great amounts of pain right now.
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