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Doctor insights on: Muscles That Move The Pectoral Girdle

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What is the pectoral girdle?

What is the pectoral girdle?

This term refers to: the shoulder region, specifically the bones ( like Clavicle (collar bone), Scapula (shoulder blade) and all the muscles attached to these bones. The Pects muscles are both located there. Hope this answers your question. Good Luck. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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When I move my left shoulder, my left pectoral muscle hurts. Is it probably okay for me wait and see what happens?

When I move my left shoulder, my left pectoral muscle hurts. Is it probably okay for me wait and see what happens?

Yes, probably OK: Pain in your pectoralis muscle with shoulder motion is most likely from a strain from recent overuse of that muscle ( lifting, bench press, chest flies, etc.). Mild strains should resolve spontaneously with time for rest and muscle recuperation. The pain should generally reduce gradually but steadily in a couple days. Once full painfree motion returns, it is safe to resume normal activities. ...Read more

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Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause pain in shoulder/neck/jaw with pain when i move on right breast? I hve tennis elbow bad as well on same side ofpain

Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause pain in shoulder/neck/jaw with pain when i move on right breast? I hve tennis elbow bad as well on same side ofpain

Pectoral Spasm: This can present as pain in the shoulder neck and jaw. However, the heart should also be considered esp is there is history of heart problems. For tennis elbow, i would recommend banding and physical therapy first. Injections can be considered subsequently. ...Read more

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Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause shoulder/neck/jaw pain also hve bad tennis elbow pain on same side breast towards middle also sore on move repi wor?

Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause shoulder/neck/jaw pain also hve bad tennis elbow pain on same side breast towards middle also sore on move repi wor?

Yes: A pulled muscle will affect the adjacent muscles. The muscles that you mention are part of the longitudinal muscle support for your body so when one gets injured the others get strained to make up for the injury. ...Read more

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I have this tightness feeling in my left pectoral area. Tightness, and stabbing feeling. I'm 5'9" and 343 lbs. I have some muscle (fmr.body builder?

I have this tightness feeling in my left pectoral area.  Tightness, and stabbing feeling.  I'm 5'9" and 343 lbs.  I have some muscle (fmr.body builder?

Chest tightness: You are certainly on the young side to worry about your heart, but your doctor may want to do some heart testing just to be sure. If The pain is worse with certain motions, or triggered by activity, then maybe coming from your chest wall. Bottom line, this is potentially serious, and you should talk to your doctor about it. Seek emergency care if it worsens in the short term. ...Read more

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How can I build up my pectoral muscles?

How can I build up my pectoral muscles?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Exercises to change bulk up pectoral muscles?

Exercises to change bulk up pectoral muscles?

Pushups, for one. : Push-ups, and bench presses are the most common. Make sure that you are also doing exercises that build your back and biceps so that you keep your posture stable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when do your pectoral muscles develop during puberty?

Unrelated: Pectoral muscles are always present, any increase during puberty is related to hormonal influence of increased testosterone production. But if no evidence of pectoral muscle raises the concern of poland syndrome a congenital absence of the pectorals muscle. Seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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I do not have a right pectoral muscle. My abs are also messed up on my right side too? Is this something I should be worried about?

I do not have a right pectoral muscle. My abs are also messed up on my right side too? Is this something I should be worried about?

Poland Sequence: Look up poland sequence http://omim.Org/entry/173800 thought to be a sporatic event 1/20, 000 births the ps affects m>f , r>l, is thought to occur because of an interruption of fetal blood flow to the developing muscle, associated problems mostly involve the limbs on the same side. A visit with a clinic that specializes in genetic counseling may provide you with the best info for your case. ...Read more

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I discovered a small lump on my pectoral muscle?

Have it checked by -: your PCP and then a surgeon. It should be investigated and possibly removed or biopsied, or aspirated. Generally these lumps are benign, and could be a cyst, or a Lymph node, etc. Your examining physician should have a better sense and will decide what will be the best recourse to take. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I exercise one pectoral muscle?

How can I exercise one pectoral muscle?

Kettlebell: Well this is a unique question. A kettle bell fly or press. One handed knee push ups. ...Read more

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Can bicycling work out your pectoral muscles?

Can bicycling work out your pectoral muscles?

Not really: Bicycling is great exercise for your legs but doesn't do much for your upper body. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a pectoral muscle pull and a tear?

I want to know what is the difference between a pectoral muscle pull and a tear?

Both are strains of: Pect ms. The tear is generally associated with its tendon part, ie being torn, while the pull refers to the muscular part of it. Each muscle has a body (the fleshy part, muscular part) and a tendinous part, which attaches to a bone. ...Read more

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The past week i've been having sharp pains in my uppermiddle left pectoral muscle. It seems to only have the sharp pains when it is fully stretched

The past week i've been having sharp pains in my uppermiddle left pectoral muscle. It seems to only have the sharp pains when it is fully stretched

Injury to fibers: Sounds like an injury to a select group of muscle fibers in the pectoral muscle (which is very broad and has many different fibers that are used more or less depending on the specific action you are performing). Strain or tear would be treated with anti-inflammatories and rest. If symptoms persist or are associated with a mass or other finding, you should see a doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I will get this random pain under my left pectoral muscle, it's sharp and quick doesn't stick around for very long. It occurs maybe once every 2 week?

I will get this random pain under my left pectoral muscle, it's sharp and quick doesn't stick around for very long.  It occurs maybe once every 2 week?

Musculoskeletal?: Fleeting sharp chest pain lasting only seconds, worsened by movement is usually musculoskeletal in nature. For ex: a young man who does upper body weight lifting may strain his pectoralis muscle, causing fleeting sharp pain. See doc if pain is associated w/shortness of breath, or palpitations, lasts longer than a few minutes, or increases in frequency or intensity, or does not resolve. ...Read more