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What Can Help A Pulled Chest Muscle
Rest & ...: If you are sure it's a pulled chest muscle, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen), warmth, and stretching can help. Massage is helpful as well. If it doesn't get better in 3 days with this you should call your doctor. Also, if the pain is associated with fever, shortness of breath, weakness, or palpitations, you should seek care sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2-6 weeks: A pulled muscle is also known as a "strain" . Astrain is a tearing of the muscle tissue and as such has to heal . Depending on the area and the amount of the tear it can heal (just like a cut ) in about to 2- 6 weeks. ...Read more
I hurt my ankle and now I'm on crutches for 4 more weeks. However I think I pulled my Chest muscle. It hurts so bad to even use my crutches. Advice?
Knee scooter: Consider using a knee scooter. This will allow you to put your weight onto your knee/leg and take the pressure off of your arms. Knee scooters can be rented from your local medical supply store. You could also consider using a hands-free crutch, though if balance is an issue, the knee scooter is the better option. Good luck! ...Read more
While working out at baseball training today, i think i might have pulled a chest muscle when pitching. How would i know?
Tenderness in area: Pulled muscles are very common, typically easily diagnosed on physical examination. There is usually tenderness over the muscle involved, discomfort with stretching of the muscle, possible weakness as well on strength testing or activities. Occasonally it can be associated with a 'pop' during the activity. Swelling, bruising, and sometimes a deformity can be seem on inspection as well. ...Read more
Pull vs Palpitation: Palpitations generally refer to the heart muscle and describe periodic rapid accelerations of heart rate. Palpitations normally occur with vigorous activity. Some sensitive people can develop palpitations due to caffeine or thyroid disorders at rest. Most commonly a pulled chest muscle is localized to the chest wall and hurts when pressed or with deep breathing which makes it unmistakable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: Your doctor can and the doc can demonstrate the difference. ...Read more
Yes: A pulled muscle may hurt with breathing, but many other conditions also hurt with deep breathing such as pneumonia, blood clots, or pneumothorax. This is a scenario where the history really matters. If you were moving furniture or lifting heavy objects, this may very well be a pulled muscle. But if not, consider other possible diagnoses. ...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
My friend has pneumonia in one lung and at th bus stop today he froze and couldnt move, it was like he pulled a chest muscle around lung? Cause?
Chest pain: Pulled chest muscle would not cause chronic hypertension. ...Read more
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