Chest Strain Treatments Aberdeen SD

As usual, in any injury, you should discontinue any exercise involving the muscle and ice for 2-3 days with light stretching. Continue stretching until pain is eliminated, then slowly start with your activities. If pain persists a professional should be contacted.

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How to Treat a Chest Strain

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Muscle Strain

How to Treat a Chest Strain

by Ian Brown

This issue's focus will be on the chest muscles. Medically known as the Pectoralis Major Fig 1.1 and Pectoralis Minor Fig 1.2. Injuries in these muscles most commonly result from weightlifting. Strain occurs when too much weight is used or too many reps are done. It is okay to push your maximum, but you also have to know your limitations. Although some of these injuries occur in the experienced weightlifter, most occur in the beginner. These are due to limited knowledge in weightlifting or exceeding their limitations. I have also seen this injury occur in defencemen, either hockey or football, when they try to straight arm the opponent coming down on them. This can be due to improper warm-up, but in most cases it is the excessive weight (due to the opponent's weight and acceleration) and the muscle having to react very quickly.

As usual, in any injury, you should discontinue any exercise involving the muscle and ice for 2-3 days with light stretching. Continue stretching until pain is eliminated, then slowly start with your activities. If pain persists a professional should be contacted. To strengthen the pectoralis major you should lie flat on your back and the pectoralis minor you should lie at a 45 degree angle on a bench. Once again you should find your comfortable weight so you can do 3 sets of 7-10 reps. To stretch the pectoralis major find a doorway and place hands on either side of the door frame and ...

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