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Can A Pulled Chest Muscle Be Mistaken For Palpitations
Pull vs Palpitation: Palpitations generally refer to the heart muscle and describe periodic rapid accelerations of heart rate. Palpitations normally occur with vigorous activity. Some sensitive people can develop palpitations due to caffeine or thyroid disorders at rest. Most commonly a pulled chest muscle is localized to the chest wall and hurts when pressed or with deep breathing which makes it unmistakable. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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 is helpful as well. If it doesn't get better in 3 days with this you should call your doctor. Also, if the pain is associated with fever, shortness of breath, weakness, or palpitations, you should seek care sooner. ...Read more
Yes: A pulled muscle may hurt with breathing, but many other conditions also hurt with deep breathing such as pneumonia, blood clots, or pneumothorax. This is a scenario where the history really matters. If you were moving furniture or lifting heavy objects, this may very well be a pulled muscle. But if not, consider other possible diagnoses. ...Read more
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 of the tear it can heal (just like a cut) in about to 2- 6 weeks. ...Read more
Chest pain: Your doctor can and the doc can demonstrate the difference. ...Read more
I m getting tight chest pains and its causing me to have breathing difficulty and it hurts to take a deep breath. Could this be a pulled chest muscle?
Possibly: This could be simple or very complex. Due to the fact that you are only 18, it is more likely that this is not an emergency, however, it could be more than simply a pulled muscle and with this amount of limited information, I think it wise to go be checked out to play it safe as there are other things more serious to worry about here. Don't panic, just play it safe please. ...Read more
While working out at baseball training today, I think I might have pulled a chest muscle when pitching. How would I know?
Tenderness in area: Pulled muscles are very common, typically easily diagnosed on physical examination. There is usually tenderness over the muscle involved, discomfort with stretching of the muscle, possible weakness as well on strength testing or activities. Occasonally it can be associated with a 'pop' during the activity. Swelling, bruising, and sometimes a deformity can be seem on inspection as well. ...Read more
Yes: Sure, it's quite possible. It's a painful process and you could easily strain a muscle in your chest wall. ...Read more
Chest pain: The chest expands when you breath, the injured pectoral or intercostal muscle will complain about this.....Answer yes it can and will. ...Read more
My friend has pneumonia in one lung and at th bus stop today he froze and couldn't move, it was like he pulled a chest muscle around lung? Cause?
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. ...Read more
I hurt my ankle and now I'm on crutches for 4 more weeks. However I think I pulled my Chest muscle. It hurts so bad to even use my crutches. Advice?
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 be rented from your local medical supply store. You could also consider using a hands-free crutch, though if balance is an issue, the knee scooter is the better option. Good luck! ...Read more
Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago. numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und
Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more
My pharmacist consult me to take MOBIC (meloxicam) MELOXICAM to reduce my chest muscle pain/pulled. Is that drug dangerous and has severe side effects?
Muscle tension, spasms, knot in lower chest, feeling warm, can't relax, feel like im falling, palpitations. Can't get a diagnosis. Is this anxiety?
Chest pain internal and external with palpitations. Is it likely to be muscle problem or a heart problem? Also have neck, arm, back and leg aches.
Heart problem: Is diagnosed by a simple test, ECG. It can be life-saving. Please ask your doctor or ER to do one ASAP and an evaluation as well. Palpitations indicate a heart problem. ...Read more
Suffering from pvcs. Uncomfy chest, palpitations, muscle weakness&incoordination and fear of death comes for hours. Xanax (alprazolam) helps a bit. Is this panic?
Could be panic: Attacks. Most pvcs among young folks are benign. I presume u had all the heart work up. Get reassurance from your cardiologist. Get checked for thyroid condition, pheochromocytoma, myopathy, myasthenia gravis etc quit smoking if u do, cut down on caffeine, soda and alcohol intake. If all tests are find, you need to find ways to overcome anxiety! (pls read link below). ...Read more
Usually not, but--: -costchrondritis will mimic a pull muscle, so get 2 B evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Many time injections into the infammed joints will give great results. They R usually done by MD's @ a pain clinic. If all fsils, excision of the joint can be done by a chest surgeon. ...Read more
You are: Likely touching your heart.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle Hypertrophy: First you can build muscle at any age! Dr. Walter frontera has demonstrated this even in 80-90 year olds. If you want bulk like a body builder you must do multiple sets of 8-12 reps of a medium weight with little rest to hypertrophy type 1 fibers (endurance). If you want power you should do high weights with low reps and 2-3 minutes rest. Strength is somewhere in between. Variable is essential. ...Read more
Could my C7 nerve root cause my chest muscle to die? Its very soft and much smaller than other side...
No: The c7nerve root dose not supply that area, go and check and ask the doctor about it thanks. ...Read more
Hi, I am feeling very anxious recently. Would that make muscle tense? My chest muscle js very tensed right now as well as my arm..
Yes, allow: Time for the muscle to recover.....so perhaps one day of working out and one - two days to rest it. ...Read more
My son's right chest muscle hasn't developed. He's nine years old and is starting to notice his body. He's keeps asking why??
Poland sequence?: There is a known anomaly called the Poland sequence that occurs in ~1/20000 births where a pectoralis (chest muscle) does not develop. It affects males more than females & about 10% have some knit fingers on the same side. The cause is unknown but some speculate poor development of the subclavian artery that supports the muscle is the issue. I would consult with a medical geneticist for confirmat ...Read more
My anxiety keeps my left chest muscle contracting excessively, I am wondering what consequences it might have if nothing will be done against it?
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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