Pain Management Community
Right Chest Pain Please Help
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pain management, chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, cancer, headaches, movement disorders pain, and muscle pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Right Chest Pain Please Help

Hey, so yesterday I was in the gym and the last workout I did before playing basketball was a sort of pectoral contractor where you pull weighted handles together until your hands meet in the middle of your chest. It was my first time on the machine, but I did my usual weight and reps.

When I got home I noticed the right side of my chest was really tight. Usually when I get this feeling, I just stretch and after a pop it goes away. But now there was no pop and breathing deeply causes sharp piercing pains that increase in intensity the deeper I breathe. Even if I don't breathe certain movements also cause the sharp pains. Since yesterday, after I eat, the meal doesn't really sit well with me, and I may even regurgitate a portion of it. My mother has acid reflux, but I doubted it would be caused by a pulled muscle.

If possible, I'd like to avoid a trip to the ER (no med insurance) and wait for it to go away, but I really don't know what it is and if it even will go away.

Any input is appreciated, thanks!
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
i would suggest you dont wait,,,just go for a check up
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
It seems that you strained your pectoralis major and/or pectoralis minor muscles when you did the exercise. You need to consult a doctor for a detailed clinical evaluation for us to know the severity of injury and to rule out other possible causes.

In the meantime, try icing for the first few days especially if it has swelling and tenderness.  Try to avoid any movements that will aggravate the pain.

Take care!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks for the input guys, after I took a pain reliever and slept a good 9 hours, there was considerably less pain and I didn't do any workouts with that area. So I'm assuming the muscles have recovered after two days.

Thanks again.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pain Management Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Pain Answerers
1855076_tn?1337118903
Blank
marycarmel
MA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
trixy71
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
philnoir
Rocky Mountains, CO
1193998_tn?1265121197
Blank
carolanivey
OH
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
JadedSweetheart
CA
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom