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The symptoms that you are describing (pain left shoulder area, with influence of breathing or any added symptoms) can be due to -
- injury - this can be muscular injury or bruising of ribs
- costochondritis - This is inflammation of the area where the ribs meet the sternum. Usually the affected area is tender to touch
In your case, the cause most probably seems to be muscular injury or strain. You would need stronger anti-inflammatories than ibuprofen, rest to the left shoulder area and warm or cold compresses (whichever helps the pain)
I would recommend you to consult an Orthopedecian for a detailed evaluation and treatment.
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Most probably its a pulled or strained muscle. If there is no tenderness, then does not seem like costochondritis also. In pleurisy there is pain while breathing, shortness of breath and tenderness in affected areas.
Again seems like a muscle strain only.
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