Chest Pain That Feels Like A Pulled Muscle


Asked by Doug Rhodes

Chest Pain That Feels Like A Pulled Muscle

I may need some help. The past few days my pulse has been up, and the past 12 hours I feel like I have pulled a muscle in my chest. Any ideas? I am 51 and have been smoking for over 30 years. I have undergone 11 cancer surgeries the past four years, as well.


Hi Doug,

With your medical history I recommend contacting your physician to determine if an evaluation is warranted. It could be a pulled muscle, but it might not. Chest pain of any kind, particularly with your medical history, is something that should be evaluated by a doctor immediately. Here's some information on rapid heart rates and some other conditions:


5 Things You Should Know About Your Heart Rate

Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN