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05/14/2010

Question:

My doctor is sending me to physical therapist for chest wall pain. He wrote on the note physico. chest wall sti? What could STI stand for?

Answer:

What you have written in your question is not a standard abbreviation, and I cannot comment on what might be written since I do not have the document in front of me.  Call your physician's office and ask them to clarify your diagnosis.

Just as a wild guess, do you think it says physical chest wall strain? (Strain would typically be abbreviated str.)

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Response by:

Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS
Sports Medicine Team Member
Clinical Instructor at The School of Allied Medical Professions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University