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Pec Tear Without Pain


#1

Do all pec tears (even minor ones) cause sharp pain? I was pretty sore after a workout. Then late last night, I was sneezing, and I thought I heard something like "twinge!" like a rubber band or spring. However, I was not any more sore, and there wasn't any real sharp pain at that moment or afterwards. Was I just imagining something?

Thanks!
TS


#2

That would be based on swelling, bruising and loss of movement during adduction, along with possible MRI to see if the muscle was actually torn. Some cases can be misdiagnosed without all of these findings together. That means, if you are truly worried, see a physician.