About a year and a half ago I was shoveling snow off a roof. One of the times I was shoveling, I felt like I pulled something in my chest. It hurt.
The right side of my chest now has been cracking when I stretch it, and hurts when I move my chest in certain directions (like pulling my shoulders back).
I sleep fine. It doesn't hurt when I don't move. But when I start to bend and move a lot, the right side of my chest starts hurting.
I've been paleo for quite some time. I've been eating lots of meats, fruits and vegetables. It's helped reduce pain, but my chest cracks still, and it feels like something is inflamed.
I had some mexican food yesterday and woke up with more pain (when moving), so I know inflammatory food do not help and makes it worse. It hasn't fully healed for over a year and a half.
What do I do?
Should I visit somebody?
How does one assess something that's internal? It feels like it's a nerve, muscle, or tendon. Not sure which one.
I don't exercise much, but I go for walks and play frisbee golf.
Do I wait for it to heal by itself, or do I need more than that?
Thanks for your help and insight. :)