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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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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

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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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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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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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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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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 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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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?

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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