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Would it be possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Apparently my chest and rib bones never healed properly after a good beating about several years ago. Do you think theres a doc that can even out my chest with minimal scarring? The right side of my chest is somewhat concaved....gross, huh? The looks of it does make me a bit insecure but mostly, its the sharp pains that come back every once in a while and I can hear it crackling when I stretch sometimes. Its getting more uncomfortable for me as the years go by.

If you're curious as to why I never sought medical attention when it happened, it was due to an ignorant mother....extremely ignorant in many ways.

There is a syndrome called Polland's Syndrome. Look it up on the web. Some will talk abot the different procedures and treatment options. If this has been affecting your breathing you need to be seen right away. Sometimes insurance might pick up the bill.  (+ info)

information on a flail chest?

Okay, so i haven't broken any ribs or anything but i am curious to know about this. If you broke several ribs from a fall and they broke off inside, how would they be fixed?? Would it require surgery since the bones have broken off?? if so how would it be done, and how long would hospital stay require?

sometimes they just float in your chest unless they are at risk for puncturing organs they won't do anything for them  (+ info)

When you start having Chest pain and weird chest movements at age 30, is your health going dowhill?

and you'll have to modify it all?

i already gave up runnin outside because when i do that my chest hurt.

2 weeks ago i did some light jogging outside, and it hurt. then from that day on my chest is making some strange involuntary movements and i have pain from time totime. I have a history of chest pain since age 13 but seems now things are getting weirder.

Pls go see a doctor immediately. Anything related to chest pain can be dangerous so go check with ur doctor.  (+ info)

What causes chest acne and how to get rid of it?

I have chest acne and it is not very noticeable except for one big, red zit right in the middle of my chest. I wear shirts that are mostly cotton, wash the area everyday and even apply a mask to it but it still won`t go away. How do you prevent chest acne and get rid of those nasty zits?

STOP popping the spots, also known as pimples and zits. This may make the pimple look worse due to inflammation and irritation. Popping a zit can spread infection under the skin and produce even more pimples than before. If you do pop a spot then immediately clean it with soap and water or rubbing alcohol in order to prevent infection. If a pimple erupts in a particularly bothersome place, learn how to target a single pimple. And if you’re determined to pop, learn how to pop a pimple safely and properly. If you do pop a pimple and you want to avoid anything resembling Western medicine, one thing to try is put a mixture of honey and ground cinnamon on the spot. Put a band-aid on it also. You may also want to stay away from stress.  (+ info)

How do you get bigger chest for gym workout?

I'm trying to get bigger a chest. I've been working out for almost 5 years now, but I can never get my chest bigger than I want. I'm a hard gainer. So I need to do heavy sets with low reps. But I would like to know how much chest workout I should do each week? I'm planning to workout on my chest 4 days a week. Is that too much? An well thoughtout advice would help alot. And please, no rude or irrelevent comments. This is only for serious gym rats. Thanks!!!

damn dawg, 4 days will be way to much. 2 times a week at the most. i would do a bunch of different exercises of chest during those days.  (+ info)

How can i tone my chest without building any muscle?

My chest is already big enough, im not fat have a flat stomach and am just looking to tone my chest. When i do exercises such as push-ups and bench press my chest expands and gets bigger. What can i do just to tone?

bench press, dumbbell press, and dumbell flies with light weight and high amounts of reps  (+ info)

What does constricting chest pain to the upper right of the chest mean?

I'm asking this question for my Dad whom is having constricting upper right chest pain and doesn't know how to read it as he has never experienced it before. What does that sound like to you?


Could be anything from a pulled muscle, heartburn (acid reflux) to even a pinched nerve in the neck/back (cervical spondylosis). But for a proper diagnosis, he should see a doctor. Good luck!  (+ info)

How to build chest and muscle without weight training and stunting growth?

I am a 15 year old male however I am extremely skinny and small. I want to build my chest, muscle and shoulders but I am told weight training and protein powders arent good for me and will stunt my growth. Is there any way to build my chest and shoulders fast and effectively without stunting my growth and weight training? If so, what must my routine be and how long would it take? Thanks!

Weight lifting and protein supplements WON'T stunt your growth. Unless you weight train excessively which it's bloody hard to do.

Want bigger chest and shoulders? All you need is press-ups.

Be disciplined and do press-ups morning and night for initially 4 weeks. Even after 2 weeks you'll see positive results which will motivate you to continue!  (+ info)

What happens to chest fat when muscle is built in the pectorals?

I ask this because I got a bit of a soft spot on my chest and I'm a guy so I don't like that haha. What I want to know is what happens to the fat mass on the chest when you start doing incline benching or regular benching? Does it go away or does muscle just build upon the fat and you can still notice it? Thanks.

the fat gets burned off the chest, but u cant accomplish that w/out cardio exercises such as running  (+ info)

How to workout lower and middle portion for chest?

I've been working out my chest or 2 months but the lower portion of my chest and the inner chest and inner lower chest are poorly developed. Whenever I do decline bench presses i get sore at my ribs while when I do narrow grip bench presses my triceps get the burn. I need to make the line at the bottom o my pecs and the line that separates my pecs to look more developed.. If anyone can help me i would really appreciated it.

I think the best thing is something that ONLY works the chest, you need a particular machine to do it though. A lot of gyms should have this:

This machine is the best for chest I think because your pushing all the way in, so it works your inner chest good.
I'm pretty sure this is the absolute best machine to work your chest.

Some gyms also have these cable machines where you basically stand between them, and you can pull the cables in and across your chest, basically like doing a punching motion across your chest. Some can be adjusted for how high they are so you can really work out upper or lower chest with that one.

If you don't have access to one of these, try the normal bench press but place your hands further apart so that your elbows don't bend as much, this should work out your chest more and not the triceps as much.  (+ info)

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