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Doctor insights on: Torn Tricep Tendon Symptoms

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Injured shoulder. No bruise or visible swell (though r. cuff tendons feel larger than norm). Sometimes I have crepitations in upper tricep? What is it?

Injured shoulder. No bruise or visible swell (though r. cuff tendons feel larger than norm). Sometimes I have crepitations in upper tricep? What is it?

Think MRI: The swelling and crepitations are worrisome. Depending on how it was injured, a rotator cuff injury is still my thinking. The sooner you see your doctor the sooner you can make a diagnosis and start healing. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Diagnosed, triceps tendon has pulled a bit of bone off the olecranon process. Where do I go from here treatment wise?

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

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Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more

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Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on I get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on I get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Likely Unrelated: It is quite unusual for someone to have pain in the back of the elbow after a shoulder surgery. Nothing is impossible, however, so I would bring it up with your shoulder surgeon at your next visit just in case. ...Read more

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Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks

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

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If my tricep is torn does it have to be surgically repaired?

Muscle no/tendon yes: A muscle tear will heal without surgery within 6-8 weeks. A torn tendon needs to be surgically repaired to restore elbow extension. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing sever pain and popping of the tricep muscel caused from impact with the ground symptoms are 4 days old?

What could be causing sever pain and popping of the tricep muscel caused from impact with the ground symptoms are 4 days old?

Muscle pain: With a trauma and the force of a fall/impact to an area, you could certainly have suffered some injury, be it a muscle contusion, tear, strain, sprain, etc. If persists and it still hurts then get an eval with possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

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

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I have had two sharp stabbing pains in my left tricep lasting no more than a minute, three times this week. No other symptoms except anxiety.

I have had two sharp stabbing pains in my left tricep lasting no more than a minute, three times this week. No other symptoms except anxiety.

Manyl possibilities: Could be muscle pain from irritation or trauma (including day to day activity). Could be irritation of a nerve to the area. If it is as infrequent and short acting as you say, observe it. If it worsens, gets more severe, frequent, long lasting see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Likely: Depending on the degree of tearing, this might not be easily fixable. Tendon transfers do exist around the elbow, but they are contingent on near normal muscle function. After eight years some of your muscle tissue has likely been replaced by fatty tissue due to the lack of stimulation of the triceps caused by the tear. This may not be recoverable. ...Read more

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19y 2years ago got ulnar/median nerve torn (triceps)gotsurgicallyfixed, yesterday went to gym, I just wokeup to numb-stinginglike feeling in fingers (Istillcan't feel myfingers)then had apanic attack?

19y 2years ago got ulnar/median nerve torn (triceps)gotsurgicallyfixed, yesterday went to gym, I just wokeup to numb-stinginglike feeling in fingers (Istillcan't feel myfingers)then had apanic attack?

See below: You may have new irritation to the nerves in your arm. Do not panic. See your physician as there are tests that can help determine which nerves are irritated and more likely than not conservative options to help with your symptoms ...Read more

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What kind of exercises target my triceps and my delts?

What kind of exercises target my triceps and my delts?

Many: An exercise that involves "pressing" of the arms out, as in extended them out, will target the triceps. This involves all press downs, push ups and dips. Military presses, Arnold presses, lateral/front/rear raises all work the shoulders (deltoids). ...Read more

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How to tone the triceps?

How to tone the triceps?

Triceps work.: Triceps exercises include cable triceps extensions, overhead dumbbell extensions (one heavier dumbbell with both hands or lighter dumbbell in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight), close-grip bench presses, overhead cable extensions, and dips to name a few. Shoot for 3-4 sets per exercise, 8-12 reps, once weekly. Each day you work triceps, choose two of these exercises. ...Read more

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What is the best exercises for tricep mass?

What is the best exercises for tricep mass?

Extensions: Building ticeps muscle girth is best done by doing triceps extensions either w/ 'free weights' (overhead) or using sitting (best) or standing triceps extension machines. See trainer for guidance. Gl! ...Read more

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What workouts are best for building triceps?

Specific exercises: You would do exercise that isolate both the triceps. Search n-line for them. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in Tricep off and on for 2 days.?

Sharp pain in Tricep off and on for 2 days.?

Overworked muscle: The triceps are a small muscle group that can become overworked very easily. If you have just started to lift weights then this could be the cause. The pain should get better in a few days. If the pain persists or gets worse seek medical attention. You can try warm moist heat which can help the pain. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for snapping triceps syndrome?

Yes: Typically surgery is used to correct the mechanical symptoms associated with snapping triceps syndrome. However, conservative treatment is an option if the patient is willing to accept the continuation of symptoms. There is no negative consequence to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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What're some exercises that will bulk up my triceps?

What're some exercises that will bulk up my triceps?

Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Every tricep exercise hurts my elbows, what's wrong?

Every tricep exercise hurts my elbows, what's wrong?

Tendinitis.: You may have tendinitis, right where the tricep inserts on the back of the elbow. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you feel numbness in your tricep?

What does it mean if you feel numbness in your tricep?

Pinched nerve.: Could be a pinched nerve. You can be evaluated by a cervical spine specialist or a sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the brachialis and triceps?

What is the difference between the brachialis and triceps?

Antagonist muscles: Both the brachialis and the triceps are located above the elbow in the arm. They are described as antagonist muscles as they perform opposite functional motions about the arm. The triceps extends the arm while the brachialis flexes the arm. (picture depicts the biceps which is right next to the brachialis). ...Read more

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I need some ideas for exercises to do for stronger triceps?

I need some ideas for exercises to do for stronger triceps?

Triceps work.: Triceps exercises include cable triceps extensions, overhead dumbbell extensions (one heavier dumbbell with both hands or lighter dumbbell in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight), close-grip bench presses, overhead cable extensions, and dips to name a few. Shoot for 3-4 sets per exercise, 8-12 reps, once weekly. Each day you work triceps, choose two of these exercises. ...Read more