I pulled a muscle on the side of my chest just under my right arm pit. It is very sore and painful when i take a deep breath. It started to hurt 18 hours after my tennis match. Is that my Latissimus Dorsi Muscle or my Serratus Anterior.
Should i ice it or apply heat? How long till i can get back on the court? Is 4x advil twice a day adequate? Thanks
It could be either. If it is swollen or appears to be inflammed you may try ice-packs or else heat-pads work best for minor muscle injuries. Yes, twice a day advil should be fine; in addition you may try resting the region. It may be 3-10 days before you notice improvement. If the pain/ discomfort aggravates or does not seem to get better, you may consider seeing a doctor.
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