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  1. Pectoral muscle spasm

    A week ago went on a surfing trip, long sessions.. Couple days later had real, real, bad pectoral muscle spasms, just on left side. Couldnt breathe all the way in, or even move when it really acted up. Immobilizing. Advil worked but started making me sick. Radiated to shoulder and arm for a couple days. This is the first day after about 7 where i dont need advil. It has all sort of subsided, but still sore. Anyone that has had this happen, let me know. Supposed to be some sort of waves tomorrow, i am a little sketched about going in. I doubt its cardiac related. Thanks!!!
    Jesse

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    you might have Zika....or AIDS. Good luck.

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    Never had that before.

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    Yes. I get a banding feeling surrounding the bottom of the rib cage. It's decidedly awful. But it doesn't radiate like yours does. You are sure it's not cardiac?

    It sounds like inflammation of a nerve either locally or in your spinal cord. Hence, Advil helped it.

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    Get a lacrosse ball and place it between the wall and your pec. Gently lean into the wall and massage your pec using the ball. Keep moving until you feel the affected areas. Be gentle at first. You'll probably feel it radiate down to your fingers.

    Also, stand with your shoulders perpendicular to the wall and put the bottom of your forearm flat against the wall. Take a small step forward with your foot closest to the wall and rotate your hips gently until you feel the stretch in your pec.

    I'm willing to bet your chest is too tight/strong and your upper back (shoulder blade areas) is too weak and comparably much looser. This makes your shoulders roll forward and in. This is pretty much a chronic posture issue people that sit at computers all day are faced with. It's also very prevalent in swimmers and paddlers. Loosen your chest and strengthen your back.

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    sounds like a heart attack. but if it isn't go see an accupuncturist

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    Sounds like a case of the old chest-bone a la Gruvi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Sounds like a case of the old chest-bone a la Gruvi.
    Nah, that was Paulie. And not the one of Pawleys Island.

    But yeah, chest-bone fer sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrz1 View Post
    sounds like a heart attack. but if it isn't go see an accupuncturist
    I agree, get your ticker checked. Otherwise Acupuncture can do wonders.
    Also, sounds like you may have not been drinking enough water. Dehydration impacts the muscles, and if they aren't functioning optimally, injury is more likely.
    Good luck, feel better.

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    Remove the steak knife from your rib cage, marry a nicer woman next time, one that allows you to surf on the regular.

    Maybe you are a girl cause u speak of advil often, in which case send pictures.