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Doctor insights on: Treating A Torn Bicep Muscle

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I have a torn bicep muscle in my right hand for the last 2 year's can this be operated and can my arm be normal as before? What are the risks?

I have a torn bicep muscle in my right hand for the last 2 year's can this be operated and can my arm be normal as before? What are the risks?

Depends: Depends on if it's distal or proximal. If distal, and the laceratus fibrosis is still intact, there is a remote chance that it may work, but likely not. If it's complete with torn laceratus with retraction, you can tenodese (tie down the tendon) to the brachialis muscle, but this is purely cosmetic and essentially 50/50 chance that will work.

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I have torn my bicep muscle. Its swelling up. I heard it pop twice when I did it. Is this severe?

I have torn my bicep muscle. Its swelling up. I heard it pop twice when I did it. Is this severe?

Needs to be fixed: An orthopedic surgeon (seen at his office or through the er) can evaluate and decide how to fix it. He may need to operate to reconnect the broken tendon in order for the biceps to work again.

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What's the difference in feeling: a pulled muscle in the bicep, or a torn ligament in the bicep?

What's the difference in feeling: a pulled muscle in the bicep, or a torn ligament in the bicep?

Can be hard to tell: The biceps muscle has 2 tendons, one that runs in the shoulder joint (proximal) and one that goes across the elbow joint (distal). Both muscle and tendon tears are painful initially. Muscle tears hurt more in the middle of the arm. The tendon tears tendon to feel better faster, but strength and range of motion are limited. These injuries are best evaluated by a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.

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Torn or pulled muscle/tenon? Both arms won't straighten, inner elbows and biceps hurt, swollen arms and pain. Should I visit my doctor or rest at home?

Torn or pulled muscle/tenon? Both arms won't straighten, inner elbows and biceps hurt, swollen arms and pain. Should I visit my doctor or rest at home?

Visit your doctor: Pain, swelling, limited movement are all signs and symptoms that merit an evaluation by a physician.

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What to do if I have problem about my strength in my biceps muscles.?

What to do if I have problem about my strength in my biceps muscles.?

Several reasons: There are several reasons why this can happen. The most important is do you have a pinched nerve in your neck. If the nerve is pinched it cannot send signals to the muscle and it will not increase in strength. If you are having neck pain or shooting pains in that arm you should see a doctor and have this checked.

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There's a little hole like a dent on my ight bicep. It came recently and I haven't worked out in a while, Is my muscle deflating?

There's a little hole like a dent on my ight bicep. It came recently and I haven't worked out in a while, Is my muscle deflating?

Not deflating...: There is no "stored air" in the muscle to either inflate or deflate. You may have had a partial tear of the muscle belly at that point. See a doctor if you are concerned or if it is painful.

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How can I make big my chest muscles and my biceps?

How can I make big my chest muscles and my biceps?

Work those muscles: Work your biceps w/ curls (free wt. Or machine); make sure not to use your back muscles when doing curls. Chest: bench, incline bench, flys, push-ups. Etc. If you join a gym get a trainer to show u proper technique. Start slowly and gradually build up work out intensity

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Do you think I pulled a muscle if sudden biceps pain?

Do you think I pulled a muscle if sudden biceps pain?

Possibly: It's relatively rare to "pull" the biceps muscle. Strains or tears of the biceps tendons are more likely. The biceps tendons may be injured near the shoulder or near the attachment just past the elbow. The distal tendon injury (past the elbow) often needs urgent evaluation with an orthopedic specialist because surgery is often required to restore adequate strength with turning the forearm.

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How long should I give my muscles to rest after a workout? For example, working out biceps. Thank you

Two to three days: Two to three days would probably be adequate unless you're doing high-intensity training. Then maybe 5-6 days for the muscles to repair.

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Hi I really need to build really big natural muscle (abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym. What should I do and how should I exercise?

Hi I really need to build really big natural muscle (abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym. What should I do and how should I exercise?

Home gym exercise: There are lots of great programs out there to build muscle outside of a gym. Believe it or not yoga is great at doing just that. Outside of that one of the best programs I have found that does what you ask is p90x. It works but you have to follow the program and depending how well you follow the diet you will be remarkably surprised in 90 days.

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What's the best way to rehab a strained bicep muscle?

What's the best way to rehab a strained bicep muscle?

Biceps strain: Start with relative rest and ice. When pain subsides, gradual strengthening. The biceps muscle does 2 things: helps bend the elbow and also rotates your forearm to allow you to turn your palm facing up. Gradual, progressive resistance with light hand weights or elastic bands works great.

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How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

Alternating motions: Always work biceps and triceps on the same day alternating. I would recommend including the shoulder since this links to the arms. Do triceps extensions and dumbbell curls. Make sure to do a thorough warm up so you don't hurt your rotator cuff or other joints.

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It hurts to breath in my biceps area is it a pulled or tear muscle?

Need exam: If there was an injury you should always seek medical attention to properly diagnose your problem.

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Sometimes my muscle moving by it self. Even when im not moving...Such as biceps. Why is this?

Muscle twitch: Muscles that twitch are responding to fatigue. This may occur when you start a new sport. It will be more common if you get dehydrated. If you have other symptoms like neck pain, weakness or numbness in the arm you need to be examined by a physician.

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Bicep muscle popped during workout yesterday. Doesn't hurt anymore but there is a lump on bicep muscle now.

Bicep muscle popped during workout yesterday. Doesn't hurt anymore but there is a lump on bicep muscle now.

Partial muscle tear: Sounds like a partial muscle tear, in which case, there is not too much to do as it will heal on its own. However, you probably should get it checked out by your medical provider. If it is a more complete tear, it may need surgery to reattach, but I would expect more pain and inability to flex your bicep. Rest is the answer for now. Good luck.