Muscle pain in the chest is usually harmless and not always a sign of a heart attack or serious illness.
Nevertheless, it makes sense to have a doctor examine you. Especially if you belong to a high-risk group.
In most cases, chest pains are caused by muscles. In other words, they are caused by excess tension and/or trigger points in the muscles.
You can get rid of tension and trigger points yourself and as such, substantially contribute to relieving your pain.
On this website, I provide you with instructions that you can use to help get your pain under control.
This website is entirely dedicated to the practical means by which you can eliminate your pain.
Therefore, I will now spare you any “unnecessary” information and concentrate on the things that deliver real results.
Tension and trigger points are often the cause of inexplicable muscular grievances. In this case, it is a question of chest pains.
Most people don’t know that they can “massage out” the tension and the “knots” in their muscles and thus eliminate the problem by doing a self-massage.
In the next section, I will show you the self-massage to be done in the regions of the body and the muscles that likely cause chest pain.
It’s not necessary to massage muscle tissue that’s relaxed and not tensed. For this reason, I recommend that you examine the regions listed below for sensitivity to pressure, and thus pain, and then to concentrate on the affected areas.
Muscles: Pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, sternalis, subclavius
The muscles that are primarily responsible for muscle pain in the chest are found in the chest area.
Massaging these muscles is often all that’s needed to free them of trigger points and relieve the pain, even eliminating it in the long run.
There you will find the “medium” fibers of your pectoralis major – the large chest muscle. It is the most common cause of chest tightness and pain.
A massage ball is the best tool for massaging this muscle.
Let’s continue with the area under your collar bone. This is where your subclavius and your pectoralis minor are located.
Both of these muscles frequently cause chest pain if too much tension is present.
You can massage these muscles with a ball, the Trigger Fairy or with your fingers.
When massaging with your fingers, make sure to take regular breaks and keep the sessions short to avoid straining your fingers.
You can also concentrate on a single area in the muscle and repeatedly lift your elbow up and to the back.
Hold the Trigger Fairy with both hands and apply pressure to the muscle.
Massage every painful spot using short strokes, pulling the Trigger Fairy from just before to just after the spot.
As an alternative, you can hold the Trigger Fairy with only one hand, apply pressure to the muscle, and then lift your elbow toward the back several times.
Shape your hand into a shovel and search for painful spots with your fingers.
Once you find one, press into the area of the muscle before it, then pull your fingers over this location, let up on the pressure, return to the starting point and repeat the process.
This muscle is not very often involved in chest pain in the same way as those described in the first point.
However, to be absolutely thorough, it should nevertheless be examined since the presence of trigger points in this muscle could be the cause of pain.
Don’t spend too much time on this area if you don’t find any sensitive spots.
Here we’re dealing with the sternocleidomastoid muscle, but don’t let its name scare you.
All you need to know is that it is the thick, round muscle on the side of your neck that stretches from the collarbone to the back of your head.
Massage this muscle with the thumb-index finger technique. That means you roll it back and forth between the two fingers.
To eliminate your muscle pain in the chest, it is important to continuously evaluate your self-massages.