A tricep/bicep strain/sprain 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 tricep or bicep strain is where slight damage is inflicted on the tendon. A tricep or bicep sprain is where slight damage is inflicted on the muscle. These sports injuries may not involve a long recovery time but they still need proper treatment.
What are the causes of tricep/bicep strain/sprain?
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. This can cause a strain or sprain to that part of the body.
What are the symptoms of tricep/bicep strain/sprain?
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 sports medicine doctor.
What is the treatment of tricep/bicep strain/sprain?
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 should seek sports medicine therapy 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. Bob Meyer has a long history of treating sports injuries, and he will be able to assist you in getting a proper diagnosis and sports injury treatment so the injury does not bother you again.