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years ago while chinning myself on a low bar over a swimming pool i felt pain in my right armpit. pain since & now swelling & tenderness. help.

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
?Muscle-see Doctor: This might be a tear of the pectoralis muscle (major or minor), or possibly a teres or other shoulder capsule muscle. It should be examined by a doctor to see if orthopedic intervention is needed, versus conservative management and perhaps some physical therapy.
Dr. Ryan Pitts
Dr. Ryan Pitts commented
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Given the time span a rotator cuff problem may be more likely than a pec, although could be either. See an Orthopod, shoulder specialist.
Jan 17, 2013
Dr. Nicholas Martin
Family Medicine 49 years experience
MRI will clarify the injury.
Jan 18, 2013

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