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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Pectoral Tendon Rupture

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