Swimming is basically my life, and everytime during our practices i usually SOMETIME during the workout get this tightness in my chest, it feels like the rib area right above my heart. I haven't mentioned it to anyone cause I always think it's just go away the next day, so in other words, i just push through it. Sometimes drinking water helps but mainly for like 3 min. or so. So if there's anyway i could get some educated
I'm a competitve swimmer that has been dealing with strange chest pains lately! What should I do?
- 18 Apr 2011 by Annika15
- 22 April 2011
check you heart rate and blood pressure. a high heart rate like i have which is normally 150 gives me chest pain, shortness of breath just like you. it goes away probably because your heart slows down and everything i fine. but if this happens while you are doing nothing i would definetly goto the doctors, chest pain is nothing to mess with. i have tachycardia which is a fast hear rate and have to take medication for this. amber
Unexplained chest pain is nothing to ignore. Please seek medical attention for this condition as soon as possible.
I have experienced this throughout my family and when this goes on and is not explained you need to be sure you are seen and be worked up just so that you are on the safe side. Much better to be on the safe side;
You want to stay a competitive swimmer? Go and see a doctor. Isn't that what you would tell your teammates? You are probably in the best shape of your life so chances of a cardiac problem are low, but your life is nothing to take a chance about. A workup just takes a little time out of your schedule. There's really nothing anyone can guess at here - go, see if there is a problem and, if there is, we'll be glad to educate you on it. If no problem, come back and educate us on how to stay on top of your game. Praying you will be fine - EJ
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