My pec is sore!


  • Dec 10, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    For about a week now, I've got pain at the edge of my right pec (near the breastbone). Anyone know anything I can do to stretch it out? I swim 6 days a week and lift heavy M W F, so I know it's probably overuse.
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    Dec 10, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    BlueEyedGymGuy saidFor about a week now, I've got pain at the edge of my right pec (near the breastbone). Anyone know anything I can do to stretch it out? I swim 6 days a week and lift heavy M W F, so I know it's probably overuse.


    You need to see someone in person. You complaint is too generalized to really give qualified feedback. You simply have not provided enough information.

    There's history, that you didn't provide, in seeking an answer.

    Questions that come to mind:
    1. Was there an action that preceded it immediately?
    2. If so, what was that action?
    3. Is the condition chronic?
    4. If so, how long have you had it?
    5. What movement make it hurt?
    6. What is your pain level?
    7. Was there bruising?
    8. Have you treated it in any way?
    9. If you have, what treatment has been effective?
    10. What's your perception of what the problem is?
    11. Do you have a prior history of this sort of thing?
    12. What's your exercise experience?
    13. Any prior problems like this?

    Stretching exercises, to address the non-ambiguous part of your question, are here:

    [url]http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=stretching%20exercises[/url]

    And so on. When posting a question, it's usually a good idea to provide as much information as possible, to assist in any speculation.

    You likely should talk to a pro about it.

    Give the woeful lack of information, it could be:
    1. A strain.
    2. A sprain.
    3. A tear of the pecs, or the biceps.
    4. Overuse
    5. Inflammation.
    6. A congenital problem.
    7. Several other things.

    Well known courses of therapy for strains and sprains are RICE
    (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). NSAIDS.

    If you have a tear, you need it looked at by a qualified medical professional. A tear is almost always indicated by some level of bruising, but, not always.

    Pain is usually an indicator that something is wrong. I.e., your body telling you "don't do that." Stretching may NOT be indicated. Hard to tell from here. You can find stretching information on your own very easily.

    You should probably take this up with someone in person where you can give them your detailed history.
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    Dec 10, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    Be sure to stretch following a workout as well, always a good idea.

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    Dec 10, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
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    Dec 12, 2009 9:32 AM GMT
    See a Dr. Chucky is the furthest from one!

    Good Luck take care of it ASAP!!
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    Dec 12, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    You need to have this checked out immediately by a professional.
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    Dec 12, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidSee a Dr. Chucky is the furthest from one!

    Good Luck take care of it ASAP!!


    We get it, we really do. You don´t like Chucky. He doesn´t like you (he doesn´t like most people). send each other vitriolic emails or get a room. We´re kinda bored of the bickering.

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    Dec 12, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    I'd have it checked out. But I think I'd also probably plan to find an althernate activity to swimming, as well as skipping your chest day at the gym. Maybe lift light for your other muscle groups as well. Even if it starts to feel better, don't push too hard. One week's not going to make any difference in your fitness level or body composition one way or the other.

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    Dec 14, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    A style of Acupuncture called the “balance method” is very successful with sports injuries and pain in general. A couple sessions and you might notice improvement beyond the pec. The style is popular enough to be in your area.

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    Dec 15, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    MikemikeMike saidSee a Dr. Chucky is the furthest from one!

    Good Luck take care of it ASAP!!


    We get it, we really do. You don´t like Chucky. He doesn´t like you (he doesn´t like most people). send each other vitriolic emails or get a room. We´re kinda bored of the bickering.

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    I have MikeMikeMike on "IgnoreHisPosts", so he's only talking to himself unless someone reposts him. Chris, owner of Real Jock, did the "IgnoreHisPosts" feature after our discussion about how we handled "pests" at matchmaker.com. I have several "haters", and I just put them on total permanent ignore. MMM has some issues he likely should see a professional about, but, I don't sweat it. He's a long ways away, and I regard him as a nut that's obsessed with me.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 16, 2009 6:10 AM GMT
    You would see it that way because you are delusional- More people have left forums and RJ because of you!!! There are so many members in agreement with me-soon you will be off RJ!
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 16, 2009 6:31 AM GMT
    Notice Chuck didn't address his disgusting treatment of others in forums and how he is the biggest hypocrite on here. He is blocked by so many forum members. I have never felt the need to block anyone. I can more than stand up for myself and hold my own. Guys like chuck are dellusional and sad-again-no one likes the man/troll and he will continue to be a wannbe bodybuilder and be alone and dateless with little to no real friends. His comments thus far to myself and others is enough to have him ejected from this site permantly.


    Amen to that

    UFJocknerd
    Posts: 186 Ignore His Posts Dec 13, 2009 11:33 AMCS's attitude speaks to inferiority complexes and his workout advice is no more nuanced than a 20-minute google search. But, why do people care so much? Just hit ignore. I did, and am satisfied with the reduction in exposure to asininity. Having a fit on the forum only encourages him with attention and is kind of embarrassing for both sides.

    I am not embarrassed at all! CS has to go-not just my opinion-the opinion of many RJ members!

  • Dec 18, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    How did my pec start a war?

    btw.. I backed off swimming a bit and it's fine now icon_biggrin.gif building back up slowly, but I really think I was just overworking it.
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    Dec 22, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    BEGG,
    You did the right thing! I am no expert on muscle training, but I do know from my own perspective and how I work out that when something feels incorrect or even causes prolonged pain, that one should definitely back off from training to give the body a chance to heal before major damage is inflicted. If the pain persists, seeing a trusted doctor is the best. We all have our own ways of dealing with situations like this but it appears you handled it well. Good luck to you and your continued growth.