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Chest Cartlidge

Last night injured my chest cartlidge near the sternum from too much compression. It looks flat, as though compressing the underneath, but the doc says its just inflammation. Was wondering if anyone else has had experience in this sort of scenario, and had any tips on trying to recover faster w/o causing more damage?

What movement were you performing when you injured yourself?

There is a condition called “Costochondritis”, and it has nothing to do with working out. It’s an imflammation of the cartilige between the sternum and the ribcage that causes sharp pain. Weight training actually helps it heal. I’ve found that it’s brought on primarily by stress. Check into it. The only thing that I’ve found that helps is ibuprofen and weight training.

[quote]ZEB wrote:
What movement were you performing when you injured yourself?[/quote]

Leg raises I think it’s called(the one on the leg extension thing where your lying face down). Hadn’t done any in ages, and found my eccentric about 300% stronger then my concentric (god knows why) and decided to try cheating… bad idea on my cheap set I guess :slight_smile:

Mind you, I could have somehow screwed up the deadlifts or waiters bow majorly and had that be it… there was no pain for a few hours; I just looked in the mirror right before my post-workout shower and went “shit” :slight_smile:

[quote]Sarge131 wrote:
There is a condition called “Costochondritis”, and it has nothing to do with working out. It’s an imflammation of the cartilige between the sternum and the ribcage that causes sharp pain. Weight training actually helps it heal. I’ve found that it’s brought on primarily by stress. Check into it. The only thing that I’ve found that helps is ibuprofen and weight training.[/quote]

Cheers on that, i’ve only had a quick look at the condition so far (eg about 3 google links) and everyone seems to have different ideas of symptoms and cures. However, the general idea (except nothing lists “flat chest” type of thing) seems to fit the bill. Maybe I’ve discovered the cause of this? :slight_smile:

However, the fact you found weight training helps gives me a bit more motivation for some “active recovery”… i just hope I don’t crash the barbell into my chest in the next couple weeks :stuck_out_tongue: