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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