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What is a pectoral injury?

A pectoralis major strain typically occurs when the muscle is forcibly contracted whilst in a stretched position. This can occur during weight training when performing bench press exercises. When the bar is lowered, the pectoralis major muscle is stretched across the chest.

How do you diagnose a pec tear?

What are the symptoms of pectoralis tendon tear?

  1. Sudden, severe pain at the time of injury.
  2. Popping or snapping sound at the time of injury.
  3. Swelling and bruising often involving the arm where the pectoralis tendon attaches to bone.
  4. Weakness and limited motion, especially when bringing the arm toward the body.

How do you treat a pectoralis minor strain?

In isolated pectoralis minor tendon tears, however, a conservative treatment approach is typically recommended. Recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication for the first two to four weeks following the injury. The athlete may use an arm sling to increase comfort, but complete immobilization isn’t necessary.

What is pectoralis minor?

The pectoralis minor (/ˌpɛktəˈreɪlɪs ˈmaɪnər/) is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the pectoralis major in the human body.

Can you bruise your breast tissue?

A breast injury can result in breast contusion (bruises), pain, and tenderness. These symptoms usually heal on their own after a few days. Causes of breast injury may include: bumping into something hard.

Why do I feel a flutter in my breast?

Anxiety or stress is the root of most chest butterflies—also referred to as heart palpitations—and they can stimulate a surge of adrenaline in the body. The adrenaline rush then produces a faster and stronger than normal heartbeat. That’s when you get the feeling of a butterfly or flutter in the chest.