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Torn Tricep Muscle Treatment
What does a torn tricep muscle look like. I fell and thought I had a huge hematoma. Now it looks like I have an indentation
You may have one:
While you may not have such a tear, if there is any question you should check it out
i wouldn't worry as much about the bruising but the indentation concerns me. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Depends where torn: A torn triceps at the attachment of the muscle to bone (the tendon) needs to be re-attached through surgery. If the muscle is torn in the body of the muscle then surgery is less successful. Typically the torn muscle will scar down and after it heals you can do rehab and physical therapy. There is nothing you can do to accelerate the healing other than rest the muscle and do not overuse it. ...Read more
20y Ulnar, median nerves torn & surgically fixed, can't fully stretch elbow yet but I go to gym and can't strengthen my triceps muscle it it's very hard to work without weight! Any advice please thanks?
You only need to ask: The solution is follow the post operative instructions that should have been prescribed by your surgeon. You may need to push him for assistance for the proper rehabilitation protocol. If this is not possible, then inquire at your gym for an exercise coordinator for his input and assistance. ...Read more
I had elbow pain so had it X-rayed and the report says I have a tricep enthesophyte, is surgery the best/only treatment? Is triceptrupture a concern?
No: This is an X-ray finding. It is not unusual. This rarely leds to problems ...Read more
Diagnosed, triceps tendon has pulled a bit of bone off the olecranon process. Where do I go from here treatment wise?
Orthopedic surgeon: Triceps tendon ruptures or avulsions from the olecranon process require operative repair to restore elbow flexion strength. The repair is more successful if done acutely. ...Read more
Fasciculation: Most of the time a muscle "twitch" (or fasciculation) is totally normal. However, it can be a sign of nerve disease (lower motor neuron disease). If there was a nerve disease, I would also expect to have some evidence of sensory or strength loss on exam (and in the patient's list of complaints). Additionally I would expect reflexes to be reduced or absent. Without these, it is probably normal. ...Read more
Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks
Varies: When a tendon has chronic or multiple of episodes of inflammation and/or injury, calcifications can develop. At 4x1 mm they are extremely small. They don't really heal. One way to look it is they are really just a symptom of of chronically irritated tendon. Treatment involves addressing the cause of the tendinitis. ...Read more
No lymph nodes: No lymph nodes are present in the triceps area. May be feeling a muscle ...Read more
Tendonitis: When people have problems with their muscles, the trouble spots are usually where the muscle turns into tendon and inserts on the bone. The triceps originates from the shoulder and the humerus bone and inserts on the ulnar bone in the elbow. I suspect that you may have strained the muscle at those two points. Sometimes, problems with the shoulder itself can cause pain in the triceps. See a doc. ...Read more
Exercise: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Isolate tricepts: Tricepts function is to extend ur elbow so any exercise, free wt or machines can b (sorry) used 2 isolate and only strenghten the trecepts. Has nothing @ do with your trapezius. You will build up muscle mass in ur tricepts tho, so some bicepts and brachioradialis will give a more symetrical look 2 ur upper arms. ...Read more
I used a bar for triceps, exercise bike, etc. Is this pain normal and is there anything I can do dietary wise for muscle recovery?
Fruits & veggies: 1st let's be clear that I have no idea where your pain is, much less how much it is. What's normal for one person is intolerable for another. Most important is that pain is appropriate to muscle groups exercised b/c some medications cause inappropriate muscle pain/weakness. If you sweat "too much", you might throw off chemical balance. Eat plenty of variety of fruits & veggies. Drink lots of H2O. ...Read more
Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press. .. really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint (aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more
Pain in tricep area when I tense the muscle, feels like pain after workout but I haven't worked out properly. From hitting my head maybe?
Straight-bar cable pushdowns, lying overhead triceps extensions
and cable rope extentsons are a few of the exercises that can be used. ...Read more
Good way: Push-ups are a great way to build strength in triceps and chest. ...Read more
If I do bicep, back, triceps exercises then skip a day and repeat. Should I just target two muscles a day?
Depends: If you are just starting out, exercise wise, you'll likely be able to get away working out this frequently. But the more serious your lifting habits and longer you are doing this, the more likely you will start to suffer from over-training. Smaller muscles groups like bi's and tri's can often be trained more regularly yet still recover - this may not so much be the case when training your back. ...Read more
Are the muscles used for kegels and reverse kegels the same muscle? Or is it different like bicep and triceps?
My take for you. ..: To hold something together in balance to function always requires healthy extensor and flexor muscles to alternatingly contract and relax in concert. So, Kegel exercise uses the same sets of extensor and flexor muscles to artificially exercise them like what we do in exercising the arms or legs. ...Read more
What can cause spontaneous muscle detachment? 54 yo male. 2 bicep, 2 tricep detachments, 5 hernias
Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps
Carefully: You can do gentle exercise not to hurt the strained muscle more. ...Read more
I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps, triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?
It's good to not have torn or otherwise diseased soft tissues of your upper arm. I'm assuming you had an MRI or ultrasound, because those are the tests that visualize soft tissue.
Tendoniditis. That can often be helped by exercise, manual therapy, activity modification.
Find a good physical therapist and follow through with their recomendations, and follow up with your doc about it. ...Read more
Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest I'm doing this but I don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat.!
Good for you!: Exercise can help you burn calories (lose fat), keep you flexible, and maintain strength. You can exercise without building up popeye kind of muscles. It's a matter of how much you do. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more
I have a burning pain below my tricep muscle, I did this lifting weights. I've had the pain for over a week should I take medication or be resting it?
Today I was sparring I got punched in the tricep. Is it a dead arm or damaged muscle its extremely painful. Should I get it checked out? Canimissschool
Get seen now: The pain itself suggests something is badly wrong and needs to be seen. I'm a ringside physician myself and my concern is a damaged muscle. ...Read more
Can ThoracicOS cause pain in the tricep in the back upper arm, if not, what NERVE could cause this, and in specific what muscles does ThoracicOS affect?
Fitness program: As you begin thinking about your own personal fitness program, you should consider consulting with a personal trainer if possible. A trainer can discuss your personal goals and develop a program combing aerobic exercise, core body strengthening, and weight lifting that is appropriate for you. You can also obtain some general guidance from your local book store or library. ...Read more