A pectoral strain is a condition characterised by partial or complete tearing of one or more of the pectoral (chest) muscles. It typically occurs during a forceful contraction of the pectoral muscles, often when they are in a position of stretch (e.g. performing a heavy bench press).
The pectoralis major muscle is a large powerful muscle at the front of the chest. It is used to rotate the arm inwards. Its weak point is where the tendon attaches to the arm bone, and a strain or rupture can happen here when it is put under stress when weight training for example.
Pectoral Strengthening – Basic Pectoral Exercise To begin with, the following basic pectoral strengthening exercise should be performed approximately 3 times daily. As your strength improves, the exercise can be progressed by gradually increasing the repetitions or frequency of the exercise provided it does not cause or increase pain.
A depressed pectoral girdle with more perturbation of the scapula on the affected side may be a symptom of pectoralis minor pain. A feeling of pain coming from the inside part of the elbow that is often confused with the pain of “golfer’s elbow” or medial epicondylitis may be a symptom of pectoralis minor pain.
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Background Postural abnormality and muscle imbalance are thought to contribute to pain and a loss of normal function in the upper body. A shortened pectoralis minor muscle is commonly identified as part of this imbalance. Clinical tests have been recommended to test for shortening of this muscle.
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