Pectoral tendon rupture: Mechanism of injury and treatment of this painful shoulder injury

Pectoral tendon injuries are uncommon but very painful injuries that can occur when you lift weights. There are other ways to suffer a pectoral tendon rupture, but it often occurs when someone performs a bench press or similar exercise in the gym.

You will feel a tearing sensation and notice immediate pain. You often develop bruising along the chest muscle and along the upper arm. Pain and swelling accompany the injury.

Man suffers a pectoral tendon rupture

In this video, I discuss the mechanism by which many pectoral injuries occur. I discuss treatment options for pectoral muscle and tendon injuries and when you should see a doctor for this problem.

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