Bicep/Tricep Sprain | Spinal Rehab & Sports Medicine | Dr. Bob Meyer, DC

Bicep/Tricep Sprain/Strain

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Bicep or Tricep Tear

Bicep strains can occur from poor form.

A bicep or tricep sprain/strain is one of the most common injuries that an athlete can experience in this area. While such an injury is not as painful as a complete tear, it can still cause significant problems. A strain of the bicep or tricep muscle is slight damage to the muscle or tendon. When the tendon is damaged, it is a strain. When it is the muscle that gets hurt, it is a sprain. These injuries may not involve a long recovery time, but they still need proper treatment.

Causes of bicep/tricep sprain/strain

A sprain or strain of the bicep or tricep muscle is most often caused by poor form during training. For instance, participating in explosive sports or workouts can cause a person to perform an exercise with the wrong form. And that can cause a strain or sprain to that part of the body.

Symptoms of bicep/tricep sprain/strain

The most common symptoms associated with a sprain or strain of the bicep or tricep muscle include pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness of the muscle. Inflammation is also possible, while bruising and redness may be present too. If these symptoms persist for more than one or two days, it is best to see a specialist.

Treatment of bicep/tricep sprain/strain

The treatment for a strain or sprain depends on the significance of the injury, and the situation of the patient. Someone who experiences a strain or sprain in their bicep or tricep and wants to continue training or playing sports – they must see a specialist immediately. If you are an athlete who is experiencing pain in your tricep or bicep area, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Bob Meyer at the Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine clinic today. Dr. Meyer has a long history of treating sports injuries, and he will be able to assist you in getting a proper diagnosis and treatment, so the injury does not bother you again.

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