Chest and Chest Wall Injuries

Chest pain can be a common complaint in athletes. It is usually the result of musculoskeletal injuries. However, it is important to keep in mind other causes of chest pain. For instance, in older athletes, chest pain may result from a heart attack or other cardiac (heart) causes. The widely publicized deaths of popular college and professional athletes over recent decades have served to demonstrate that even elite athletes can have significant cardiac disease. In the presence of associated symptoms such as ...

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