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I have a pectorial strain possible slight tear. i have been

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i have a pectorial strain possible slight tear. i have been iceing it and started massaging it. what else should i be doing? whats the time line for healing ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

everyone heals at different rates.

ice is good for the first 48 hours

and then warm heat can help relax the muscle after 48 hours

or alternating ice and heat after 48 hours

you also need to rest the muscle for it to heal.

you might have to miss this powerlifting meet and rest so you don't worsen the strain or tear.

when is your meet?