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Sore pectoral (I think)

Catrin2012-08-07 00:20:43 +0000 #1
Trying to figure out if there is something I can due to ease soreness from a fall today. I had a mild endo on the mountain bike trail (dastardly front brake) and while I am fine, I do have some soreness/pain on my right side. I THINK it is my pectoral - deep breathing causes some muscular discomfort in the area on the right side of my right breast. Raising my arm causes some mild discomfort and lifting something with that arm causes a little more. It isn't my ribs and it isn't a sharp/stabbing pain.

It could also be that my fall bruised some breast tissue, I am fairly well endowed and it is possible that the impact simply pis*ed off my breast.

Normally I would RICE, but does ice make sense? Has anyone else dealt with this? I will try ice to see if that helps, it is just hard to see how ice will help if it is the pectoral, my girls do present quite a barrier...

Just trying to do what I can to decrease soreness tomorrow - and my camping/mtb trip starts Monday.

It was a fun ride - both before AND after the partial endo


indysteel2012-08-07 00:29:38 +0000 #2
Ice and some NSAIDs sound like a logical place to start IMO.
Catrin2012-08-07 00:48:40 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by indysteel

Ice and some NSAIDs sound like a logical place to start IMO.

Yep, starting there. I am hoping at this point it is simply sore breast tissue, cause I can't see how ice can help me' pecs since they have so much...padding

I've learned the best way to ice whatever currently needs addressing

is to mix water and rubbing alcohol in a ziplock baggie and freeze that. It takes some experimenting to get the right percentage, but when it is done properly it creates an icy slush that molds nicely around whatever body part is sore. This works much nicer than ice cubes.
indysteel2012-08-07 00:47:58 +0000 #4
I have a pack that I bought years ago at CVS that basically contains an icy sludge and is covered by a soft, removable cloth that serves the same purpose. In a pinch, frozen peas work nicely, too.
Catrin2012-08-07 01:02:22 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by indysteel

I have a pack that I bought years ago at CVS that basically contains an icy sludge and is covered by a soft, removable cloth that serves the same purpose. In a pinch, frozen peas work nicely, too.

I keep the icy sludge frozen just in case

Hopefully things will be more calm tomorrow after doing what I can. Leaning over does cause more discomfort, and poking around does find soreness, but for the life if me I can't figure out if it is muscular or tissue. I don't know that it really matters or changes how to treat it.

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