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What action does the pectoralis major muscle perform?

The pectoralis major’s primary functions are flexion, adduction, and internal rotation of the humerus. The pectoral major may colloquially be referred to as “pecs”, “pectoral muscle” or “chest muscle” due to it being the largest and most superficial muscle in the chest area.

What causes pain in the pectoralis major?

A pectoralis major strain typically occurs when pushing a heavy object away from your chest. This can occur during weight training when performing bench press exercises.

What is the function of the pectoralis minor muscle?

Function. The primary actions of this muscle include the stabilization, depression, abduction or protraction, internal rotation and downward rotation of the scapula. It elevates the ribs for deep inspiration when the pectoral girdle is fixed or elevated.

Should I workout if muscles are still sore?

In most cases, gentle recovery exercises like walking or swimming are safe if you’re sore after working out. They may even be beneficial and help you recover faster. But it’s important to rest if you’re experiencing symptoms of fatigue or are in pain.

Does a pulled muscle hurt to touch?

A pulled muscle can sometimes feel tender to the touch. It may also feel like there is a tight “knot” in the muscle. Range of motion is often restricted with a pulled muscle. You may not be able to fully straighten or extend your arm or leg.

Should I go to urgent care for muscle strain?

MUSCLES, TENDONS AND BONES Go to an urgent care clinic or contact your primary care doctor for swelling, bruising and pain with movement and the inability to bear weight or use the extremity.