Alternate Names : Thoracic Pain, Chest Wall Pain
How is the condition diagnosed?
Individuals can determine for themselves that they have chest pain. It is the healthcare provider's job to find the cause of the pain. The provider will perform a physical exam and take a medical history. Sometimes the cause of the chest pain can be uncovered from this alone. Further testing may be ordered based on the history and physical. This may include chest x-rays, blood and urine tests, and a heart tracing called an electrocardiogram (ECG).