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Years ago while chinning myself on a low bar over a swimming pool i felt pain in my right armpit. Pain since & now swelling & tenderness. Help. ?

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Dr. Donald Alves
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This might be a tear of the pectoralis muscle (major or minor), or possibly a teres or other shoulder capsule muscle.
It should be examined by a doctor to see if orthopedic intervention is needed, versus conservative management and perhaps some physical therapy.

In brief: ?Muscle-see Doctor

This might be a tear of the pectoralis muscle (major or minor), or possibly a teres or other shoulder capsule muscle.
It should be examined by a doctor to see if orthopedic intervention is needed, versus conservative management and perhaps some physical therapy.
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Ryan Pitts
Given the time span a rotator cuff problem may be more likely than a pec, although could be either. See an Orthopod, shoulder specialist.
Dr. Nicholas Martin
MRI will clarify the injury.
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