Except the fungal infection and other diseases, there are still other causes of armpit pain. Recently, I played badminton and got muscle pain right under my arm. I did a good warm up. But still, it happened. Hence, I couldn’t raise my arm above my shoulder. It hurt!
There are muscles in the upper limb from which pain can exude down into the armpit. You know, even the pains from rib cage or pectoral muscles are able to find their way to the armpit area.
Maybe you ever heard about axillary myalgic pain. It is a pain, which can come from excessive stretching of a muscle under the arms. Such pain can be caused by overdoing sports like badminton, tennis, rowing, golf, and so on.
Indication of armpit muscle pulled
How does it feel when your muscle in your armpits pulled. You will generally feel sudden onset of pain, soreness, hard to raise your arms higher than shoulder level, bruising or discoloration, swelling, a “knotted up” feeling, muscle spasms in your armpit, stiffness.
In the case of a mild strain, a pulled muscle may feel slightly stiff, but still flexible enough to move every direction. A severe muscle pulled happens when the muscle is severely torn, resulting in pain and very limited movement.
What to do when your muscle pulled
Don’t worry, for the most cases, muscle pulled can be “fixed” without doctor. These are you can do:
- Nothing. Rest your muscle for a few days. But remember, too much rest can cause muscles to become weak. So right after you feel better, stretch your muscle in moderation.
- Compression. Apply ice immediately after your muscle has injured. This will minimize swelling. Wrap the affected area with an elastic bandage.
- Keep on exercising. I mean, after you healed up. You are less likely to trouble your muscle if your it’s strong and healthy.
If those can’t help, you may need to call a doctor. You may need a physical therapy.
Don’t worry, this is not dangerous. Armpit muscle pulled doesn’t threat your life. But, better you don’t experience it. Really.