Causes of Bicep/Tricep Bursitis/Tendonitis
The reason an athlete may be experiencing tendonitis in their biceps or triceps is because of overuse of the area. For instance, over training for many years can cause the injury, and the same is true for playing sports where these muscles are used extensively.
Tendonitis is the type of injury that develops over time, because of wear and tear to the body. Cells in the area get damaged, but the patient continues to perform the same activity, which only causes the problem to get worse.
Symptoms of Bicep/Tricep Bursitis/Tendonitis
Unlike the acute pain of some other injuries, the pain associated with tendonitis is more of a deep ache. The ache may be present all the time, but it will usually get worse during and right after the activity that is exerting those muscles. Over time, the patient’s arm may also start to feel weak.
Treatment of Bicep/Tricep Bursitis/Tendonitis
If you are experiencing pain in your biceps or triceps, and you have some reason to believe it may be tendonitis, you need to get checked out by a medical professional. Going to a regular doctor is an option, but seeing a sports specialist is the better choice.
We encourage you to make an appointment at the Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine clinic to see Dr. Bob Meyer. Since Dr. Meyer is a specialist in sports injuries, he can help you design a treatment plan that will manage and alleviate your tendonitis in the biceps or triceps.