Biceps and Triceps

Bicep and Triceps pain often occurs and is centered around the tendons that connect the muscles to the elbow and the shoulder.   Most often this pain is tendonitis but could also result in tears caused by repetitive motion, overuse or by a sudden strain on the muscle and tendon.

Biceps and Triceps Causes

Bicep and Triceps Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive motion. Bicep tendonitis may result from overuse caused by repeated overhead motion or repeated pushing or pulling down motions. Additional causes of tendonitis may include a drastic increase in motions or an excess strain in those motions.


Biceps and Triceps Symptoms

Symptoms of Bicep tendonitis include:

  1. Pain at the front of the shoulder or front of the elbow, especially when you move the upper arm above your head, draw your lower arm up or even rotate your lower arm from palm facing up to facing down.
  2. Tenderness when touching or massaging the front of the shoulder or front of the elbow.

Symptoms of Triceps tendonitis include; 

  1. Pain, achiness or weakness in the Triceps, elbow or shoulder.
  2. A bulge in the Triceps, close to the elbow.

Biceps and Triceps Treatment

  1. Rest or reduction of activities.
  2. Stretching prior to activities. A great aid in stretching the Bicep and Triceps is StretchRite.
  3. Apply ice after activities
  4. Anti-Inflammatory, over the counter medications including ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Massage
  5. Support by wearing Cho-Pat Bicep/Triceps Cuff while you participate in your activity.