Hello! With chest pains in any location it is so hard to tell what exactly is going on. It could be as simple as a pulled muscle or as deep down as an infection in your lung,such as bronchitis or pneumonia,. Another culprit that causes chest pain is Asthma. When the inflammation builds up and those airways lock down,it can be very painful. The other possibility is something called Costochondritis. A fancy word for inflammation and pain (the two go hand in hand) in and around the breastbone or Sternum. The cartilage and ligaments that hold the ribs to that area get inflamed causing a lot of pain. Unfortunately, the only sure way to tell for sure and receive proper treatment, is to go see your doctor. You will be very glad that you did.Doctors have a whole arsenal or treatments,both by medication and other ways that will help you to feel better so much faster. Why suffer...Take the time and go. You will be feeling like your old self in no time. Best of luck and feel better really soon!
Just me...Paramedic for 13 years and Mom of four.