Are there tendons in your chest?

Are there tendons in your chest?

What is a Pectoralis Tendon Tear? The pectoralis muscles, commonly called “pecs” are large, powerful muscles in the front of the chest wall. The pectoralis tendon connects the pectoralis muscle from the sternum (center of the chest) and clavicle (collar bone), to the humerus (upper arm bone.)

How do you know if your pec is torn?

When the pectoralis muscle ruptures, you will have sudden severe pain and a tearing sensation in the chest. You may also have pain in the upper arm, weakness, bruising, and a dimpling, or pocket formation above the arm pit.

How do you fix a torn pectoral muscle?

The torn muscle-tendon is dissected out and pulled back to where it should be. It is repaired using either sutures along, or sutures attached to anchors. The latter can be inserted into bone and used to repair the tendon back to bone. The wounds are closed with sutures that dissolve, and covered with dressings.

How do you treat tendonitis in the chest?

A doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. A professional therapist can use ultrasound or laser treatment to reduce pain and inflammation. Sports massage techniques may be used, especially in chronic cases.

How long do chest muscle strains last?

If the pain is not manageable at home, a person should speak to a doctor. Mild strains usually heal within a few weeks, but severe strains can take 2 to 3 months or longer to resolve.

How do you treat a torn ligament in your chest?


  1. Rest. Stop activity as soon as you notice pain.
  2. Ice. Apply ice or a cold pack to the affected area for 20 minutes up to three times a day.
  3. Compression. Consider wrapping any areas of inflammation with an elastic bandage but don’t wrap too tightly as it may impair circulation.
  4. Elevation.

How long does a torn chest muscle take to heal?

Recovery generally takes between 2 and 3 weeks. Grade 2 (more extensive damage): The injury has affected more of the individual muscle fibers, but the muscle is not completely ruptured. There is a significant loss of strength and motion. The injury may take between 2 and 3 months to heal fully.

How do you check for a torn pectoralis?

Usually, your description of the mechanism of your injury and your symptoms will lead your healthcare provider to suspect your pec has torn. A specialized test called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be done to confirm the suspected diagnosis. There are three grades of muscle and tendon tears.

Can you pull a muscle under your breast?

Muscle strain It is possible to strain or overstretch the chest muscles, which can result in soreness and pain. Depending on which muscles a person strains, this pain may occur under a single breast. Chest muscle strains can result, for example, from throwing, heavy lifting, and using heavy tools or equipment.