I swim, my stroke is breaststroke and I'm a sophomore. I've only competitively swam for two years and I'm still not even that serious about it. I went to a doctor and all she told me was it was musculoskeletal but never explained what.
My symptoms: ive recently gotten shortness of breath and realize im breathing funny. I get sharp pains in my chest, in the middle of my sternum. It gets to where it feels like my sternum wants to break. On the cartilage part of my sternum I get pains underneath it, it feels like a cramp or something. I get pains deep in the muscle over my heart and for a while believed it was heart pains. Occasionallt the sternum pain gets really bad to where I can't inhale because it hurts, it feels like I laid on broken glass and i cry. Sometimes I get pains swimming, laughing, or just sitting. I get the pain a lot when I'm laying on my sides. It's starting to worry me because I don't know what it is and it's very random but all in my chest, please help.
Asked by saramichelle - 3 answers - 5 years 21 weeks ago