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September 19th, 2011
Chest pain? Could it be caused by...?
Is it possible that you can get chest pain a day after you work out? I just had chest pain for the first time. A day ago it was the first time I had run for about 45 minutes at my top speed. I might have been breathing wrong, but what made me confused was that I've run before like I did the other day, and I've never had a chest pain. I woke up to a pressure in the middle part of my chest. It felt like an elephant was sitting on it. I am not sure about how long it lasted, but it must have been roughly past 5-10 minutes (in the moment I'm not sure because at the moment it was extreme pain). I had a cold sweat, felt faint, I would lay down, sit up, roll on my sides. I waited for it to pass and it eventually calmed down enough for me to not "fall asleep" but literately "crash out". It was 4 in the morning.
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replied September 20th, 2011
Perhaps some of you have a chest wall bone deformity known as Pectus Excavatum where the ribs and sternum appear to sink into the chest, sometimes compressing the heart and lungs. I have found that this may be the cause of my own chest pain when I run, and that the sysmptoms seem similar to the ones listed above. I am a 19 year old male, and physically fit. I'm no doctor, but if this seems like it may be the cause of anyones chest pain, I'd get it checked out. Be warned, not all doctors are experts on this deformity, so some may just say, "Eh, tough it out." Hope this helps!
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replied October 19th, 2011
I get the exact same thing when I run and it is normally when my breathing is not steady. I try to inhale through my nose and exhale through my mouth it is very effective.
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replied October 31st, 2011
Hi

Can anyone help with this.

My son is 13yrs old and suffers from tight chest pain during physical activity. although he has asthma he is very fit and plays football training 3 times a week and playing weekends. This tightness has just began over the past couple of months. He came home from training and couldn't take a drink of water as it was hurting his chest. he has been to the doctor on numerous occasions with diagnoses of inflammation of chest wall, costochondritis,immune system low, chest infection and asthma. we have tried changing his bed anti inflammatory complete rest, but when he starts to exercise again it starts.... we are at our wits end if anyone can offer advice we would be grateful.

C S
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replied October 31st, 2011
Hi

Can anyone help with this.

My son is 13yrs old and suffers from tight chest pain during physical activity. although he has asthma he is very fit and plays football training 3 times a week and playing weekends. This tightness has just began over the past couple of months. He came home from training and couldn't take a drink of water as it was hurting his chest. he has been to the doctor on numerous occasions with diagnoses of inflammation of chest wall, costochondritis,immune system low, chest infection and asthma. we have tried changing his bed anti inflammatory complete rest, but when he starts to exercise again it starts.... we are at our wits end if anyone can offer advice we would be grateful.

C S
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replied November 6th, 2011
Pain in chest
Hi. Whenever I run for a bit, whether it be treadmill or on pavement I feel an intense pain in the same spot every time ( in my left rib, approximately in the center.) This seemed to start ever since I got Bronchitis a couple of years ago, ( I didn't know I had it and had a doctor look at it right before (supposedly) I would have soon had a pneumonia.) However, if I were to play, lets say, football, I don't really feel the pain I just breathe very heavily and cough alot.. asthma perhaps? however none of this happened before I got bronchitis. I would really like to know the cause of this... this is affecting much of my everyday life.
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replied November 6th, 2011
Pain in chest
Hi. Whenever I run for a bit, whether it be treadmill or on pavement I feel an intense pain in the same spot every time ( in my left rib, approximately in the center.) This seemed to start ever since I got Bronchitis a couple of years ago, ( I didn't know I had it and had a doctor look at it right before (supposedly) I would have soon had a pneumonia.) However, if I were to play, lets say, football, I don't really feel the pain I just breathe very heavily and cough alot.. asthma perhaps? however none of this happened before I got bronchitis. I would really like to know the cause of this... this is affecting much of my everyday life.
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replied December 17th, 2011
Could be as simple as this: Exercise induced acid reflux which could be caused if your body has a problem with gluten. Go gluten free for a week and see if it goes away
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replied December 29th, 2011
Maybe it is the way you swing your arms? I noticed if I jog with my arms too high or tense then my chest hurts...it took me jogging on a treadmill holding the heart monitors to understand this! Just jog with your hands relaxed about belly button level. I like to hold my hands as if I were holding a thin potato chip, not too firm but not too light. Hope this helps!! Also, you might be breathing from the wrong muscles. Lay on your back and feel where you breath naturally and try to breath with those muscles when you run.

Feel better!!
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replied March 22nd, 2012
I don't normally get chest pains/sore throat from running, but yesterday I did a conditioning workout with friends on a turf field on an 80 degree day. After 7 sprints my chest and lungs were on fire like no other. I got a little bit of lactic acid coughs that day and now the pain is reduced to a mild discomfort. When I cough is sounds wet. I think it's because I'm out of the shape and have not sprinted like that in a while. My second guess is I am currently anemic so oxygen may not have been effectively delivered to my cells. My third guess is I have a rare autoimmune disease called TTP which causes tiny blood clots in the small blood vessels. Maybe the clots were doing some damage. Anyway I'm going to ease back into working out.
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replied April 20th, 2012
i was running track and i had such a bad pain in my chest that if i continued to run at the speed that i was i was going to pass out. and now it seems that at some random times my heart races for no reason. also sometimes when i breath or laugh it hurts as well. i am a 25 year old female that when ever i go to a doctor they say i am healthy. should i go see a cardiologist?
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replied April 20th, 2012
i was running track and i had such a bad pain in my chest that if i continued to run at the speed that i was i was going to pass out. and now it seems that at some random times my heart races for no reason. also sometimes when i breath or laugh it hurts as well. i am a 25 year old female that when ever i go to a doctor they say i am healthy. should i go see a cardiologist?
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replied April 25th, 2012
Search about ANGINA.
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replied May 9th, 2012
With all this talk of breathing through your nose to prevent stress related heart attacks seems like a bunch of crosstalk nonsense. Please site your sources for such strong conclusions do that we might believe you didn't make this up on the top of your dead by drawing your own conclusions based on hear-say. References meaning peer reviewed medical journals.

I can say "a study involving 10 cardiologist suggests that running on your knees improves cardiovascular health"
Is it true? Probably not. Until you back statements and health recommendations up with references, it means nothing but old wives tales.
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replied May 9th, 2012
I experience the same thing when running outside. I'm a collegiate runner and have never experienced it before until this spring. I got hit hard with a virus and my chest and breathing hasn't been the same since. I was struck with illness 2 months ago. so I know it's not that. Whenever i go outside to run or do any excessive exercise i experience chest pain. I'm convinced it is allergy related. I'm planning on seeing an allergy specialist soon so i would let you know as soon as possible.
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replied May 19th, 2012
Lungs
It's the simple fact, it could be your heart but most likely it is not. I was an athlete for many many years and in my earlier days when I was in great shape I still got the pain in my chest. It's your lungs on over drive, once you get that second wind you will be fine, your first wind should only last 10 to 15 minutes and then after you will feel great. You get that pain from your lungs contracting at a very high rate, and again once that first wind is out and the second wind comes your lungs tend to settle down. I mean if you feel the need to the doctor just to make yourself feel better it wouldn't hurt to have a md check you out.
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replied July 4th, 2012
pain in chest ehile running
I also got the pain in chest while running after 4kms of running , the pain lasted for 100mts in the 5th km and then went away and i continued for another 5km, my observation is tht breathing is to be cordinated and iron (dates) shld be taken in diet, helped me recover and am back.Smile
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replied July 30th, 2012
GooglingforAnswersSux
Why don't people reply with the exact answer to problem. Obviously lot of run and know breathing important. No one here posted

1. Try this. Try that or Try this.

Instead say.

1. Do this becasue it resolved the issue.
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replied July 1st, 2013
On-off Pain in left side of chest
Am a 52 years male. I do a regular 3.5 km walk+1 to 3 km run+balance of 7 Km walk. From last two months as soon I start my brisk walk I get deep pain in my chest. It subsides after few minutes but mostly stays as a mild pain. On the other hand I cycle also and am able to cycle distances like 20km, 50 kms (in 2 hrs 51mins) at a stretch without the above symptoms. I had two years ago gone through invasive angiography and found to have clear arteries though I gave a positive TMT result. I am being told that it is Walk through phenomenon of Angina pain. I am not convinced and am fully confused. I do not want to start medication as I do not have diabetes, cholestrol is below 140 and triglyc is below 70. My Trigly/HDL ration is 1.86 . I do not smoke or drink and am a vegan. In the last six months have clocked 1000Kms walk+run+cycle.
Is the explanation of Nose breathing vrs mouth breathing the plausible answer to my problem.
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