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Can You Pull A Muscle In Your Chest From Coughing
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Yes: This is not uncommon to pull the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Healing is like other muscle pulls but due to continual breathing the healing period may be longer due to continuous "tweaking' of the pulled muscle and if you don't breath deeply, pneumonias can theorectically develop. ...Read more
Yes: Then the question becomes "is the pain actually a muscle pull?" if your chest hurts after vomiting, it could be due to acid in the esophagus or other gi/cardiac problem. If your left upper abdomen hurts, are you vomiting due to an ulcer? Then, the pain is not a muscle pull. Call your doctor to review your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unfortunately, yes: Severe coughing can easily lead to other problems including pulled muscle in the back or chest wall. The high pressures generated from coughing can lead to hoarse voice, irritation and more cough. Severe coughing can lead to vomiting. I had one patient who coughed so hard, she fractured a rib. Therefore, it's important to identify the cause of the cough and treat it appropriately. ...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
Felt chest muscle strain from lifting baby, Can this cause muscle under your arms to be tight and some light on and off pain in center of chest?
Could be: This could be muscle. As the child gets larger there is more risk of a strain. I would give it time before I would be concerned ...Read more
Not likely. : The fingers themselves don't have muscles inside them. They do have tendons, bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The muscles that control the fingers are in the forearm and palm. If you have soreness in the finger itself it could be do ligament injury, fracture, or tendon injury. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it can. But, there are also other potential causes. If you've done recent heavy lifting/strenuous exercise, etc, then this is very much possible. If you are having any chest pain, shortness of breath, or fever, however, you should see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a massage therapist tell if you have chronic inflamation in your body by the tightness in your upper back/shoulders?
It certainly is ---: Quite possible, to pull a muscle with a severe bout of coughing, anywhere in the chest, including behind the breast. ...Read more
Unlikely: without waking you up! Where is the pain??? Z ...Read more
Having some pretty bad upper back pain and im also feeling pain in my chest for the past 10 hours should i be concerned or did i just pull a muscle?
I have been having a pull in my chest with pain. (No exercising or doing anything to pull a muscle). Also vision in Right eye blurry with glasses. ?
Cough on off few days. Today my chest hurt, I tried working out and it was very hard to breathe and there was pain and BPM fast. Pulled muscle? ?
My chest on the left side hurts when i cough i was coughing really hard and on the left side i heard a loud pop. Rite at the rib cage. I can breath. But if itry to cough it hurts really bad just woundering could it be a pulled muscle or something
Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?
See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more
Sore chest muscles sometime when breathing and sore in shoulder/collar bone area.Had bad cough for 8 weeks recently could it have caused pulled muscle?
Likely ribs. : Likely from coughing. Doesn't sound serious.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have severe rib area pain after vomitting a few times. It seems like I pulled a muscle but can you pull a muscle in your ribs? It hurts to even brea
Intercostal. : The intercostal muscles are those that are found in between our ribs. With violent coughing or vomiting, it is actually possible to pull one or several of those small and weaker muscles. ...Read more
Is it possible to pull a muscle in my breast. It hurts when I laugh. Just finished working out. ?
Y do I keep getting pain in my breast feels like when u pull a muscle it comes and go could it be that i slept wrong or in it?
I suppose so: Breast is mostly fibroglandular tissue and fat. The muscle is deep the the breast. If your pain is in the breast itself it might be from a cyst or perhaps a mass. Is the pain in one area and if you do self exam do you feel any mass or hard immovable lump? If so you should see a gynecologist or breast surgeon. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain on the left side of my rib cage right under my left breast, so far it hasn't stopped for two days, I haven't done anything physical in order to pull a muscle, what should I do?
I stretched my left arm over my left breast today and I have pain on my upper breast (on the bone) did I pull a muscle? what does this mean?
Minimal worries: First of all, breast pain is very unlikely to be associated with anything serious. Cancers, with extremely rare exceptions, do not hurt. You could have pulled a muscle, but your description suggests costochondritis. Cartilege connects ribs to breast bone and it is not unusual for the area where rib and cartilege meet to become inflamed and painful. It is annoying but will gradually go away. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Have you seen a therapist? If you have not, they can be a great resource that is relatively inexpensive. They could perform a deep tissue massage coupled with stim and ultrasound that can serve to improve your symptoms. Ice and activity modification along with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory may help as well. Consult your local ortho for eval and prescriptions. ...Read more
Muscle Strain: This can be evaluated by ones primary care physician. ...Read more
Modify activities: Is it work related? If so, can your work be modified to prevent further stress/injury to that area? If it's not work related, try to think of the activity which may be causing it, and try to modify/avoid that. Topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream, and voltaren (diclofenac) gel may help. Physical therapy may also be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more
When i twist there is a pain in my chest. Kinds feels like a muscle strain. Could this be, or something else like acid reflux?
Musculoskeletal pain: If pain provoked by twisting, could be just musculoskeletal pain. Press on the area of pain. If pressing reproduces the pain, that could be it. Should respond to Motrin or Naprosyn (naproxen) available over the counter. Acid reflux responds to Tums and is usually related to food intake and obesity. If you have the latter all the time, see a doctor. May need to screen for H Pylori. ...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
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