Pain in the chest can commonly be mistaken as a cardiovascular condition, however many people rule out the fact of strain to the pectoralis muscles causing significant pain. The chest are is comprised of two primary muscles known as pectoralis major and minor muscles. Pectoralis major is the larger of the two as it originates from the sternum and crosses through the ribs and collarbone before inserting in the humerous. The pectoralis minor originates from the front of the ribs and inserts into the shoulder blade. These muscles are responsible for movements of the shoulder, for example pushing or pulling objects as well as movements of the arm across the chest region.
The muscles of the chest can be classified according the severity of the strain or injury.
Causes of Pectoralis major and minor strains:
Precipitating factors to the development of pectoral muscle strains include:
Symptoms of pectoralis major and minor muscle strains/tears:
Here at Lakeside Chiropractic care centre our team of chiropractors use objective and subjective forms of initial assessment and examination to diagnose a strain of the pectoral muscles. The chiropractor may also use further mediums such as x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan or MRI to further diagnose and gain a well-rounded picture of the injury.
The team of chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic in Joondalup – Perth use various methods of treatment and care in order to rehabilitate the pectoral muscles, these include:
If you feel any muscular pain or discomfort in the chest region or across the front of the shoulder, the chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic – Perth care centre can not only help determine the cause of your pain but also assist in the rehabilitation and treatment process of the presenting condition. If you feel you experience any of these symptoms or have generalised pain in the chest area, please come and visit the chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic by either calling us on 9300 0095 or book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.
Located in Perth’s northern suburb of Joondalup – Central Walk, we are central to Burns Beach, Iluka, Tapping, Carramar, Wanneroo, Kinross, Currambine, Hillarys, Heathridge, Padbury, Sorrento, Yanchep, Beldon, Craigie, Edgewater, Woodvale and Currambine. We have HICAPS on sight so we can claim on the day of treatment from your Health Fund. We are Medibank preferred but also accept BUPA, CGU, HBF, NIB, Police Health, Defence Health, ACA, HIF, HCF, Westfund and Frank Health. If your Health Fund is not listed please ask at the time of your booking to confirm.
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