Breast discomfort associated with exercise may impact how much a woman exercises and how much she enjoys it.


Factors associated with breast discomfort during exercise:

(1) large breasts

(2) wide excursion with "breast slap"

(3) engorgement, infection or other reason for tenderness

(4) improperly fitting bra

(5) self-consciousness



(1) An encapsulation sports bra is associated with less discomfort than a crop top.

(2) Breast elevation and compression decrease discomfort.

(3) Proper sizing and fitting.

(4) Identify and treat any underlying breast diease.


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