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I am fairly sure that I have torn a chest muscle. Can celebrex

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I am fairly sure that I have torn a chest muscle. Can celebrex help, I used to take it for joint pain.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 years ago.
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celebrex might help a bit with the pain.

but icing and resting the torn chest muscle would be the best measures to helping it heal.

depending on how severe the tear is, will determine how long it takes to heal.

an ultrasound of the area might be able to give you and your doctor more information about the injury.

ice on the area over a towel can help decrease swelling and help decrease pain.

increasing your protein intake in your diet might help the area heal up a bit faster.

resting the muscle as well will help it heal

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