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What does it mean if your left pec hurts?

Angina. Angina is not a disease in itself, but it’s generally a symptom of a heart problem such as coronary heart disease. Angina is the chest pain, discomfort, or pressure you get when your heart muscle isn’t getting enough oxygen from blood. You might also have discomfort in your arms, shoulders, neck, back, or jaw.

What is a muscle belly tear?

When a muscle belly is torn (the term “muscle strain” is actually a small muscle tear), the fibers of the muscle tissue literally are torn in half and frayed. The body immediately begins an inflammatory response and sends blood flow to the area to begin the healing process./span>

How long can you wait to repair a torn bicep?

Surgery to repair the tendon should be performed during the first 2 to 3 weeks after injury. After this time, the tendon and biceps muscle begin to scar and shorten, and restoring arm function with surgery may not be possible.

Can a pec injury cause shoulder pain?

Problems Caused By Tight Pec Minor The most common issue caused by a tight pec minor is shoulder pain. When the pec minor is tight, it pulls the shoulder down and forward, which can compress the tissues in the shoulder joint. So joint impingement and rotator cuff issues are some of the common diagnoses with this issue.

Where is the pectoralis minor muscle located?

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Where are my pectoral muscles?

Pectoralis muscle, any of the muscles that connect the front walls of the chest with the bones of the upper arm and shoulder. There are two such muscles on each side of the sternum (breastbone) in the human body: pectoralis major and pectoralis minor.

What’s the muscle under your armpit?

Pectoralis major: This large fan-shaped muscle stretches from the armpit up to the collarbone and down across the lower chest region. It connects to the sternum (breastbone). Pectoralis minor: The smaller of the pectoralis muscles, this muscle fans out from the upper ribs up to the shoulder area.

What organ is under your left breast?

The left side of the body houses a number of vital organs. Under and around the left breastbone are the heart, spleen, stomach, pancreas, and large intestine. And that’s in addition to the left lung, left breast, and left kidney, which actually sits higher in the body than the right one.