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A 40-year-old member asked:

there's a little hole like a dent on my ight bicep. it came recently and i havent worked out in a while, is my muscle deflating?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Not deflating...: There is no "stored air" in the muscle to either inflate or deflate. You may have had a partial tear of the muscle belly at that point. See a doctor if you are concerned or if it is painful.

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