Why does my side hurt when I move?

Patient

Q: Why does my side hurt when I move? Like when I move it feels like something is being pulled apart.

Doctor

A:   Hello.
Welcome to Ask The Doctor.

I understand your concern.
It seems you are suffering from Acute Muscular Pain.
The Muscular chest pain aggravates with movement. It is dull, diffuse and continuous in nature.

In such scenario, I would advise a Chest X-ray. This will rule out any fracture there.
I advise following to my patients in case of Muscular pain:
1. To do hot fomentation over the involved area 3-4 times a day.
2. To apply Diclofenac Gel locally over the involved area.
3. To take anti-inflammatory and analgesic pain killer like Ibuprofen, Etoricoxib.
On taking this treatment, this usually resolves within 5-7 days.
Share my opinion with your doctor before acting upon it.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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