If you are having pain with breathing, whether normal breathing or when taking a deep breath, youre likely feeling worried. Doctors describe the kind of pain that occurs with taking a deep breath as either pleuritic chest pain or pleurisy. Chest pain is the common symptom of this condition and it worsens with movements, slight pressure, and deep breathing. Certain medical conditions that affect the ribs may also cause chest pain, which may worsen with deep inhalation. I get deep and sharp pain in throatchest when breathing in deep feels like its from the esophagus, any ideas? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter(les). This allows the stomach acid and food to move back up from the stomach into the esophagus, thus causes tightness in the throat or chest. Chest pain can make you wonder if youre having a heart attack. Generally, you can tell the cause of chest pain by its location, the. The combination of sore throat and chest pain could be a sign of asthma, gerd, lung cancer, or another underlying condition. Learn more about these potential conditions and how theyre diagnosed. This chest pain when inhaling deeply can occur during or after exercise or when moving, during sleep (especially supine sleep, but also when lying on the left or right sides), after meals (overeating and large meals intensify breathing), due to stress and deep breathing. Chest pain on your right side can be caused by muscle strain, heartburn, or another underlying condition. Some of these conditions such as pancreatitis, pneumonia, or pleurisy can be the cause. About 26 percent of people having a heart attack may have breathing difficulties without chest pain.