Our expert says:
This could still be a muscle problem, as it occurs after your upper body workout. It does not sound cardiac at all.
You need specialist advice in two areas here. For your upper body muscles, the best person to approach would be an orthopaedic surgeon, or a medically qualified sports trainer. To exclude heart problems, the person to see would be a cardiologist. Please note that I have specially not included GP’s or chiropractors or physiotherapists, for a reason. Their training is not focused on the sort of diagnostic expertise you need. Besides, you have already tried them with little success. So I suggest that you get specialist advice here.
However, you do seem to be involved in excessive physical activities. Remember, that even a small injury can cause extreme discomfort if it is not allowed to heal. By constant , and hard exercise, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Try slowing down for a few days, and see if the situation improves.
The connection with “stress” could be spasm of the oesophagus, which can occur by itself, or can be in response to the reflux of acid up the oesophagus. During period of stress, the stomach can produce too much acid, some of which travels back up the oesophagus, causing irritation and spasm, and this can cause pain in the chest area.
Try to get to a specialist. Good luck.
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