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What is the best way to determine a torn muscle in chest/waist area? Can the torn muscles cause other problems esp to spine? Why can't i sweat normally

What is the best way to determine a torn muscle in chest/waist area? Can the torn muscles cause other problems esp to spine? Why can't i sweat normally

Yeyes: Yes torn muscles can cause problems with spine. Everyone is born with sweat glands that function differently. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...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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I have a sudden pain in the middle of my chest. I'm not sure how I may have injured it. Is it possible its a torn muscle or is it something else?

Could be: If pain is reproduced with deep palpation or stretching most likley muscular if not furthar testing is needed. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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Pain at the top of my sternum and chest. Went to the ER got EKG blood tests everything came back fine. Torn muscle maybe?

Pain at the top of my sternum and chest. Went to the ER got EKG blood tests everything came back fine. Torn muscle maybe?

Could be...: Did you do an activity that where you could have done this. If this was from some activity, you should be able to recall what you did in the last 48-72 hours and that likely was the cause, if this is a pulled muscle. Did they also check your lungs, is the pain still there or now gone? Sounds like the er said it was not your heart but didn't give you a likely diagnosis. Look into tietze's. ...Read more

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Can bluntforce trama cause chest muscle tear?

Can bluntforce trama cause chest muscle tear?

Traum: Certainly possible, although a contusion to the muscle or surrounding tissues would be more likely. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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What causes a 10 second ache across chest while lying down on side? Pain went directly across breasts.felt like a muscle tear .Pcp says heart ok

What causes a 10 second ache across chest while lying down on side? Pain went directly across breasts.felt like a muscle tear .Pcp says heart ok

Stress/ muscle pull: pulled muscle, lack of lung expansion, or stress and anexiety are the most common cause for the pain dicribed, with no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Having pain right breast near armpit and under breast. Am 55 and not sure if it's sore muscle in chest wall or something else. No period in 8 yrs.

Having pain right breast near armpit and under breast. Am 55 and not sure if it's sore muscle in chest wall or something else. No period in 8 yrs.

See doctor: Pain in that area at your age should definitely be investigated. Likely it's nothing, but you wouldn't want to miss a cyst or possible tumor in the area. Be safe. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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What happens when you get muscle pain in the chest wall?

Hurts: Muscle spasms can occur in the chest. May need some painedication for relief. ...Read more

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