chest pain/hand/feet pain

 Every morning when I wake up my feet hurt to stand and walk on them, as well as my hands hurting. Now, for about a month I have had chest pains, where my chest tightens up. When I do cardio, and I do this 56 days a week, it takes about 20 minutes to get past this tight feeling in my chest. I can feel this main more often than not. My diet is pretty good. I dont drink, smoke, no drugs, and I have a good diet. I do drink an energy drink called Red Bull at least 2 cans per day.


Any chest pain or tightness needs to be evaluated by your doctor to rule out any heart problems.  The other thing you need to consider is that you might be consuming too much caffeine from your energy drinks which can cause symptoms of anxiety and chest tightness.  You may want to try discontinuing this habit for a few weeks to see if your symptoms get better.

As for the hand and foot pain, this could be related to general inflammation in your body or arthritis.  Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil can help to reduce inflammation and may help your pain symptoms.  However, you should get evaluated by your doctor with at least some X-rays to rule out anything more serious. 

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