When the biceps or the triceps are causing a patient to experience pain after any type of sporting activity or workout, there is a chance the problem is tendonitis. While it is not a common injury, it is one that is more likely to impact athletes. Bicep tendonitis or tricep tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons in that area of the body.
What are the causes of tricep/bicep tendonitis/bursitis?
The reason an athlete may be experiencing bicep or tricep tendonitis is that of overuse of the area. For instance, overtraining for many years can cause the injury and the same is true for playing sports where these muscles are used extensively. Bicep 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.
What are the symptoms of tricep/bicep tendonitis/bursitis?
Unlike the acute pain of some other injuries, the pain associated with bicep or tricep 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.
What is the treatment for tricep/bicep tendonitis/bursitis?
If you are experiencing pain in your biceps or triceps and you have some reason to believe it may be bicep tendonitis you need to get checked out by a medical professional. Going to a regular doctor is an option but seeing a sports medicine doctor is the better choice. Sports medicine is a drug-free natural approach to healing.
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 sports injury treatment plan that will manage and alleviate your bicep tendonitis or tricep bursitis.