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torn chest muscle?

#1 Postby jennymuffin » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:24 am

hi guys...last may i was doing a yoga class and we did a ton of backbends...after that, the middle of my chest was hurting whenever i sneezed or put my arms in the air. the pain is sharp and it's right in the middle of my chest. it's almost a year later and i can put my arms up without it hurting and sneezing is ok but now i can't work my chest out without it killing me the next day. the most i can do for chest is just stay in a plank position and even that hurts the next day. my physiotherapist said she thinks it was a slight tear of the muscle. it's almost been a year! is this normal for recovery time? do you think i should start incorporating light chest into my workouts or should i just leave it alone seeing as though it seems to reaggrivate the injury? thanks for youe help!

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Re: torn chest muscle?

#2 Postby penpen » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:53 am

I am not certified in anything but here are a few ideas:
1. Up your protein intake
2. Rub your boob
3. Do REALLY light exercises for your chest... a plank is obviously too much so maybe try low-weighted chest presses (2-5 pound dumbells... I mean REALLY light weight). It will heal even slower if you continue to hurt yourself.

Cardio should help too (as long as you feel no pain from doing it).. cardio improves blood flow and therefore carries nutrients to your muscles, nurishing them, blah blah blah.
There's another idea I have but I think it only applies to bone injuries.

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Re: torn chest muscle?

#3 Postby bronco » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:04 pm

To me a year sounds long for a slight muscle tear. When did you last see the physiotherapist? If she can not help you might be worth to see a doctor specialized in sports medicin.

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Re: torn chest muscle?

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#5 Postby beforewisdom » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:14 pm

jennymuffin wrote:hi guys...last may i was doing a yoga class and we did a ton of backbends...after that, the middle of my chest was hurting whenever i sneezed or put my arms in the air. the pain is sharp and it's right in the middle of my chest. it's almost a year later and i can put my arms up without it hurting and sneezing is ok but now i can't work my chest out without it killing me the next day. the most i can do for chest is just stay in a plank position and even that hurts the next day. my physiotherapist said she thinks it was a slight tear of the muscle. it's almost been a year! is this normal for recovery time? do you think i should start incorporating light chest into my workouts or should i just leave it alone seeing as though it seems to reaggrivate the injury? thanks for youe help!



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#6 Postby jennymuffin » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:35 pm

thanks steeler, i think you might be right! i thought about that before and then i forgot about it. i stopped seeing the physiotherapist because she wasn't helping...but now i'm so happy i think i found the answer!!!

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Re: torn chest muscle?

#7 Postby medman » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:47 pm

Sounds like it could be costochondritis but a simple visit to a sports med doc could figure that out and potentially save a lot of time and pain.


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