Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Pectus Excavatum Chest Pain

Pectus Excavatum based chest pains occur every so often due to many factors. Chest pains may come from lack of exercise, or over stretching of the chest during exercise routines, etc. For pre-surgical treatment, chest pains for individuals diagnosed with Pectus Excavatum, the causes of pain is still being researched. Doctors are unsure of the direct cause of the chest pains, but overwhelmingly doctors agree to suggest that bad posture correlates to more chest pain over time.

  • Consult with a doctor if pains become worse and persist

With our chest already pressing against our hearts, it forces our body to increase our heartbeat to compensate for the added pressure. It is essentially similar to having someone press against your chest everyday since birth. This does have a negative effect on stamina and if you're not hydrated and loose, you may experience further pain.

I recommend sincerely to:

  • drink plenty of water!
  • Stretch your chest often, but be careful not to strain yourself!