Advice for chest aches while running

Advice for chest aches while running

Post by Douglas Rotma » Mon, 30 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I've have been trying to get back into running for the past two years now.
One of the problems I am experiencing is an achy upper chest when I first
start running.  The achy chest does not always occur.  When it does occur
it may only last for ten or fif*** minutes.  The achy chest problem is
also starting to effect me while biking too.  The achy pain slows me down,
but does not cuase enough pain to stop.

I had a complete physical and stress test approx 1 1/2 years ago.  The
testing showed no problems.  Two
weeks ago I went to a pulmunoligist and completed a series of breathing
tests and Metho Chloine test to determine if I was experiencing exercise
induced asthma.  The testing showed that I do not have asthma.

I've been trying several type of stretching, assuming by chest muscles may
be tight from light weight lifting I have been performing.  The stretching
seems to help my biking but not my running.

What should I try next?

Thanks for your advice!

 
 
 

Advice for chest aches while running

Post by Arthur De » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> One of the problems I am experiencing is an achy upper chest when I first start running.

Hi Douglas
maybe I can help you, for a had a similar problem. Breathing seemed not
to work like normal, take a deep breath almost felt impossible, hurting
during exercise. Problem was located in the upper part of the spine. One
ot these little parts the spine consists of (although Im a doctor I
don`t know their name in english, in german it`s "wirbelk?rper") had
been rotated out of its normal position. Happens sometimes by accident,
e.g. through weight training, long bike rides etc. The rotated part will
press on neural structures, this starting the pain - feels like kind of
minor heart attack, but is pretty harmless.
I went to see my physiotherapist to have a look, and he was able to put
this thing back into its normal position.
Don`t know if this is exactly your problem, but when u tell us
stretching helps- it`s worth a tri. Good luck, get well soon
Hannes