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Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Both : Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way. ...Read more

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Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Acute or chronic: If you have a history that caused an overuse, like lifting, pushing, pulling, etc, it may be in response to that. If this has been going on for a while, then it could be from old injuries, but in a 31 year old, arthritis or heart issues would be uncommon, but worthwhile being evaluated by your family doctor or a musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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What's a bench press?

What's a bench press?

Weight lifting: Bench press is a common weight lifting exercise where you lay on a bench and lift weights place on a barbell. This exercises the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles and to a lessor extend the triceps muscles. ...Read more

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Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Yes: push ups are an overall good exercise for chest, upper extremities and core ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Poss cartilage tear: The pain shooting around to the chest is interesting. I guess i would have to see where you are pointing too. If your arm hurts when stretched across your chest, it could be an issue with the labrum inside your shoulder. ...Read more

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Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

NSAIDS,Tylenelol: Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching physical or occupational therapy.Acupuncture or acupressure.Relaxation/biofeedback techniques.Osteopathic manipulation (a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body) massa. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Orthopedic surgeon: You may have to curtail your weight lifting in order to allow possible sprain of the shoulder to heal. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen as there could be deeper shoulder injury like rotator cuff tears present. ...Read more

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History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

Too many symptoms--: For me to sort out what is going on in this forum, but many are serious enough that you should see a doctor ASAP!!! Good luck. ...Read more

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What is back pectoral chest left hand?

What is back pectoral chest left hand?

Mistake: The best I can come up with is the location which would on the left hand side, back would stay back and pectoral would translate to the upper thoracic area. I still believe there might be a typo somewhere along the way. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups. Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups.  Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

Shoulder Injury: This could be any number of problems.If it's more on the top of the should may be a problem to York from Radokovitch your joint.If the problem it is more in the front of the shoulder,it could be a long head of the biceps problem or labral injury. It could also be an injury to the rotator cuff or the bursa above it. At three weeks, I would have a check by a sports med physcian. ...Read more

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Chest pain when jumping on a trampoline?

Chest pain when jumping on a trampoline?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Moving torso/lifting objects/etc causes sting/stab/burn pain on left side sternum. Breathing doesn't exacerbate. Costochondritis or intercostal pull?

Moving torso/lifting objects/etc causes sting/stab/burn pain on left side sternum. Breathing doesn't exacerbate. Costochondritis or intercostal pull?

Costochondral Injury: Teenage male with left parasternal pain aroused by mechanical stress of this region might have injury to junction where cartilaginous extension of rib joins sternum. Localized pain elicited by palpation of this junction is expected and is diagnostic. Heat, rest, avoidence of strenuous lifting, pushing, ; pulling should be accompanied by resolution in 2-3 weeks. If symptoms not resolve see doctor. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more

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What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.

What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.

Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the deltoid, back of shoulder, or front of shoulder. But, it is possible. Get an examination to be specific. ...Read more