When you were a teenager or young adult, did you have sudden, unexpected, stinging chest pains? Probably the first thought was “I have a heart attack”, but after a while the pain disappeared. If you want to learn more about this condition, I invite you to read the article below.
Texidor pain and its characteristics
The syndrome appears amongst teenagers and young adults. Most often it occurs in the form of stinging and stabbing pain located in the chest, which lasts from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. When you try to take a deep breath, it gets worse. It appears rather at rest, while sitting. In the clinical picture there are no physical symptoms, i.e. sudden sweating, paleness or redness. In contrast, there are patients who experience tenderness of the palpated area of the intercostal muscles (above the pain site).
What are the causes of Texidor pain and how to prevent it?
The main reason is being in a crouched position for a prolonged period of time. Therefore, you should focus on the correct posture and taking the most physiological position when resting (e.g. while sitting on the sofa in front of the TV).
During a Texidor pain attack first and foremost the patient should be calmed down. It is recommended to take a deep breath, despite the intensifying one sharp and piercing pain.
Unfortunately, many pathologies can be confused with Texidor pain. Therefore, if the patient experiences such pain syndrome, he should be referred to a doctor who will order him a number of tests to exclude possible diseases. Failure to diagnose can lead to catastrophic complications.