Why does my side hurt when I move?

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