YB
BannerBanner

HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!!

Author
shamo
New Member
  • Total Posts : 40
  • Reward points: 4173
  • Joined: 2005/02/24 22:54:24
  • Status: offline
2005/07/28 17:33:34 (permalink)
0

HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!!

I was doing my weighted dips today when something in the centre of my chest(sternum) very dramaticaly seemed to flex almost like it was popping out!!! It didnt hurt but it felt like nothing I have ever experienced almost like my chest was going to cave in!! The sternum is quite tender but nothing really bad like breathing problems or loss of movement!!! What have I done? Has anyone else experienced this? Is it bad will i be out of the gym?? Any help would be great, u guys usually come up trumps and will no doubt have better experience of this than any doctor.
#1

9 Replies Related Threads

    Walnaldinho
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1133
    • Reward points: 10325
    • Joined: 2005/07/17 11:22:30
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/28 23:15:35 (permalink)
    0
    Never experienced it, however it's possible that it is the pectoral muscle. This muscle basically attaches into both the sternum and the clavicle, during dips i believe it is the sternal fibres which work hardest. Possible that you have pulled this muscle, or as you became tired the muscle shortened pulling on the sternum. To be honest, if you don't have any pain i wouldn't worry about it, if you get any pain during, or following training (either immediately or the morning afterwards) i would think about seeing someone, preferable private, because the NHS physios don't have the time to deal with people properly!

    Hope this offers some help
    #2
    shamo
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 40
    • Reward points: 4173
    • Joined: 2005/02/24 22:54:24
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/28 23:22:33 (permalink)
    0
    thanks for the input. its become a little more tender but i guess thats to be expected. not sure about it being the pectoral as i have perefect range of motion. It feels like someone has stamped on my sternum!! not constant pain but tender if i press it(i know, so dont press it!) Also the popping/extended flexing feeling wouldn't tie in with the pectoral muscle failing. i'll keep u poste but anybody who has suffered a sternum injury from dipping please let me know how to deal with this and what 2 expect!! hoping not too long out of the gym!!!
    #3
    Walnaldinho
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1133
    • Reward points: 10325
    • Joined: 2005/07/17 11:22:30
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/28 23:33:52 (permalink)
    0
    If you had torn the muscle at it's insertion you would feel the pain on the sternum. Where abouts on the sternum is the pain? If it's near the clavicle it may even be a SC joint problem. Other possibles are sternocostal joint problems, intercostal muscles, or even refferred pain from the thoracic spine.

    Can't offer much help here i'm afraid

    #4
    shamo
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 40
    • Reward points: 4173
    • Joined: 2005/02/24 22:54:24
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/29 09:30:52 (permalink)
    0
    its top dead centre of the sternum. Had a very unsettled night, turning over is now a major operation as its really tender, but i guess thats to be expected. I can move my arms kneck, everything its only when the sternum comes into play that it hurts. deep breaths or pusjing down on the arms. Thanks for your help, you seem to know quite alot abut the bilogy of the human body, are you a doctor or physio??
    #5
    shamo
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 40
    • Reward points: 4173
    • Joined: 2005/02/24 22:54:24
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/29 10:00:33 (permalink)
    0
    I found this link which shows the anatomy of what I think to be my injury. It would point to a sprain, and i would agree apart from the loud and very freaky movement which occured in my sternum at the time, it flexed dramaticaly as I pushed up from a weighted dip. Its this that has left me so tender, but no visible swelling or lumps.

    http://www.kort.com/shoulder/shoulderstern.asp
    #6
    Walnaldinho
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1133
    • Reward points: 10325
    • Joined: 2005/07/17 11:22:30
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/29 14:02:58 (permalink)
    0
    I've just completed a degree in Sports Therapy

    Horizontal flexion, or bringing the arm across your chest if you prefer, may cause pain if you've injured your SC joint. This type of injury will stiffen quite a lot and may cause prolonged pain for no obvious reason, it's quite normal, i wouldn't recommend doing any exercise on it for a week or 2, depending on how badly you have injured it! I would however try and keep the joint as mobile as possible, within the limits of pain. If it persists i would go and see someone.
    #7
    shamo
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 40
    • Reward points: 4173
    • Joined: 2005/02/24 22:54:24
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/29 22:55:40 (permalink)
    0
    sounds like you r spot on!! I spoke to my osteopath this morning and he said in laymans terms i may have "popped" a rib?? nothing major he said, although it feels dramatic at the time. he also said keep it mobile dont let it freeze. Does this sound right?? i won't be doing weighted dips again I can assure u!! How long till i can bech press again?
    #8
    Walnaldinho
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1133
    • Reward points: 10325
    • Joined: 2005/07/17 11:22:30
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/07/30 18:49:17 (permalink)
    0
    How long is a piece of string? If it's not causing you pain you could probably get away with some light weights anyway, if you are getting pain during or following exercise it'll be a case of resting again, and going back to it a few days later and starting even lighter. Bearing in mind i don't know how badly you have actually injured yourself, i would say leave it for a week, just keep it mobile, and then after that, ease yourself back into things. It'll be far better for you to start low and progress slowly, even if this is less than you can actually manage at the time, than to rush things and prolong injury. I think your oesteopath would probably be in a better position to advise you on this than i would be. Even when you get back to training, i would keep the mobility exercises going, scar tissue has a shortening property.
    #9
    bad tripp
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 126
    • Reward points: 2498
    • Joined: 2005/03/17 02:33:31
    • Status: offline
    RE: HELP HELP HELP!! OUCHY!!!! 2005/08/01 02:38:51 (permalink)
    0
    Ive had the exact same problem when doing dips on a wider dipping station for pecs.
    #10
    Jump to:
    ©2018 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5