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Pulled Heart Muscle

I went on a couple of challenging hikes these last two days. After finishing my hike yesterday, I felt a slight pain in my heart when exhaling and after taking deep breaths. I could feel the same slight pain last night and today.  The pain is not constant, and is usually not noticeable.

Me: Male, 39, 180 lbs, 6% body fat, great physical condition. My circulation feels great - no numbing of extremities, no pain in the shouders or upper back. My vitals and EKG have always been great. I am having no difficulty breathing. I do smoke cannabis (3 carcinogens), but NOT cigarettes (125 carcinogens).

I don't have medical coverage, so taking a trip to the hospital is a last alternative. I also don't want to burden the hospital.

I'm thinking I just have a strained heart muscle? I have seen this happen to another hiker before with no ill affects. My treatment is to take a day off or two from physical exertion and look for the muscke to recover. If the pain does not subside after two days, I will go to the Hospital.

Any thoughts please?
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Normally, if the issue is a cardiac issue there is no difference when taking in deep breaths.  That sounds more like you have a muscular sprain. Then again, you may have to watch for any pulmonary problems.  I am thinking thar you may have pulled a muscle surrounding your lungs or in the chest area from hiking.  Just my opinion though. Soak in epsom salts and see if this helps.  Take care, Ally
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