Anyone have torn pec rehab advice?

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  1. Notorious

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    Tore it while bench pressing when some idiot walked into the bar while I was at full extension.

    I went to the ER and they diagnosed it as a chest wall contusion, then at a follow up visit with the orthopedic surgeon diagnosed it as a torn pec muscle.

    I opted not to have surgery seein I'm not a pro bb or a pro athlete.

    As of now, I'm having trouble doing push ups and very frustrated.

    Has anyone gone through this and can offer some advice?
     
  2. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I would be fucking livid if I tore my pec because of that.
     
  3. Notorious

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    It happened. I'm over it.. except when I flex in the mirror and my left tit looks like all warped.
     
  4. GTLifter

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    if it detached you should have had the surgery...
     
  5. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    :werd: It will never look the same if you don't.
     
  6. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    get the surgery, why would being an athlete matter?



    did this guy admit he did it to you?
     
  7. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    Yeah get the surgery. Hope you have insurance.
     
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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    How long ago did you do this, I would go to an ortho asap to see if its still an option to get surgery.
     
  9. CPop

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    Get it fixed.
     
  10. MaineSucks

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    are you fucking retarded? you need to get that fixed ASAP
     
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    holy lurker batman
     
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    If you don't have surgery, make sure to get ultrasound done on it 2-3x per week along with deep tissue massage so that the scar tissue will heal properly.
     
  13. Notorious

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    Lurker..yeh..thats me...ever since this was part of the H-A.net OT crew.

    Anyhow, this happened 6 months ago. I was trying to get back into shape after 2 years of on and off gym time. I decided to hit the highschool gym where I work before my night class. Some clumsy sophmore walked into the bar and I get pinned by 275 on my left side.

    Like I said, ER doc diagnosed it as a chest wall contusion..his explanation was its just a big bruise.

    2 months later, the swelling doesn't go down and I have no power to do a pushup. So I go to the Ortho surgeon. The muscle isn't completed detached but he said it was likely too late to do surgery at this time. I was pissed at the ER doc but this arrogant ass hat said his only job is to make sure that all my vitals were stable and that I should have followed up with my GP.

    In retrospect...that was stooopid of me.(from lifting at a HS gym to how I handled the injury)

    WTH...it doesn't hurt when I squat or DL.
     
  14. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    because the chest isnt getting directly effected
     
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    I would have to kill someone if I tore a pec because they walked into the bar, jesus that sucks
     
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    Seriously.... I don't know how you could be so lax about this.
     
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    I made my appointment to see the ortho surgeon again about rehab. I don't want to pretend to know what I'm doing here to strengthen it back up.

    As for the being lax. Beleive me..I was pissed off. I work there as a teacher. It was my second visit in the gym and I saw all kinds of shit goin on in there that is gonna get soemone hurt. Sacrificing form for more weight on squats, and DL's. This one kid even went for a PR and called the coach over. The coach didn't even say a thing to him about throwing his back out trying to DL too much.

    On top of that, they allow 8th graders(13-14yr old) in the gym now too.
    After the incident, the head coach who was supervising that day didn't even know what had happened till I sent an incident report to him. He was pissed and upset b/c I said there were some things that needed changing in there. Of course, he thinks he walks on water b/c of his winning history there.

    Anyhow, it happened and I have to deal. I concentrate more on cardio and not so much on lifting. It might be good for me as I used to hate cardio and would dedicate more time to the weights. Even when I had big lifts(IMO) I was a fatty. So, we'll see.
     
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    Can you sue the ER doc?
     
  19. GTLifter

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    probably not
     
  20. Lukkie

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    damn man i feel bad for you... bar getting hit by a retard during bench/shoulder press is one of my biggest fears. hopefully everything goes well for your rehab. keep us posted.
     
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    ultrasound + electrotherapy will have that bad boy healed in a few weeks

    find a good physical therapist and don't do chest work at all
     
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