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pulled chest muscle near sternum

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
41 years experience Family Medicine
Rest!: The only way for the muscle to heal properly is to give it rest. Any movement of the chest wall irritates even breathing. Obviously you can't stop tha ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
Rest & ...: If you are sure it's a pulled chest muscle, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen), warmth, and stretching can help. Massage ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Sure, it's quite possible. It's a painful process and you could easily strain a muscle in your chest wall.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pull vs Palpitation: Palpitations generally refer to the heart muscle and describe periodic rapid accelerations of heart rate. Palpitations normally occur with vigorous a ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, a ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Ritter
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tenderness in area: Pulled muscles are very common, typically easily diagnosed on physical examination. There is usually tenderness over the muscle involved, discomfort ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Alan
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A pulled muscle may hurt with breathing, but many other conditions also hurt with deep breathing such as pneumonia, blood clots, or pneumothorax. Thi ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hubert Lee
11 years experience Podiatry
Knee scooter: Consider using a knee scooter. This will allow you to put your weight onto your knee/leg and take the pressure off of your arms. Knee scooters can b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
2-6 weeks: A pulled muscle is also known as a "strain" . Astrain is a tearing of the muscle tissue and as such has to heal . Depending on the area and the amount ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Your doctor can and the doc can demonstrate the difference.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How old is your friend? What diseases does he have? What you described sounds like a pulmonary embolism. Your friend should see a doctor asap.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Pulled chest muscle would not cause chronic hypertension.
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