How long does torn chest muscle take to heal?

How long does torn chest muscle take to heal?

How long does torn chest muscle take to heal?

Your recovery time depends on the severity of your strain. Mild pulls may heal as soon as two or three weeks after injury. More serious strains can take months to heal, especially if you’ve had surgery.

Can a torn chest muscle heal?

In most cases, a torn pectoral will not heal on its own. Our team will need to perform surgery to reattach the muscle so that you can begin your road to recovery. The operation will involve sewing the muscle back into place on your upper arm.

How do you know if you tore your pectoral muscle?

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.

What does a pec minor tear feel like?

Symptoms of the pec minor injury include; Chest pain – can be burning and stabbing. Anterior shoulder pain. Pain in between shoulder blades in upper back. Pain and/or numbness through the inner arm, inside of elbow, into wrist, hand and 4th and 5th fingers.

How do you treat a strained pectoral minor?

In isolated pectoralis minor tendon tears, however, a conservative treatment approach is typically recommended. Recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication for the first two to four weeks following the injury. The athlete may use an arm sling to increase comfort, but complete immobilization isn’t necessary.

How do you fix pec minor syndrome?

Physical therapy seems to work well for the majority of individuals with pectoralis minor syndrome. The main exercise recommended is called unilateral corner stretch or horizontal abduction stretch. The idea is to have the patient slowly stretch the pectoralis minor over time to solve the problem.

How is pec minor syndrome treated?

The best test for PMS is a pectoralis minor muscle block. Physical therapy is the initial treatment. Cutting the pectoralis minor tendon at its insertion on the bone below the collar bone (the coracoid process) is the surgical treatment.