You can hurt your muscles, tear them, encounter a pull, or even suffer damage to the tendons attaching those muscles. It is quite common, and these often happen during your day-to-day activities when you do not pay much attention. Lifting heavy objects suddenly, in-game situations, and other activities might create an undue tension or compression on your muscles and could result in:
● Localized bleeding and bruising
● A tear of part or whole of muscle fibers
● Blood vessel rupture
● Inflammation of the muscles and tendons
What kind of strains might you experience with your bicep and triceps?
When you flex your forearm, the robust muscle at the forearm’s upper part is known as your bicep. It is again connected to the shoulder through your upper arm bone or humerus. A tendon passes through a groove in the humerus and connects it to the shoulder. A ligament again holds the tendon in place.
● If you are a gym-freak or someone prone to repetitive lifting activities, your bicep could be vulnerable to injuries due to overuse. Often, poor lifting techniques and improper conditioning give rise to severe pain.
● At other times, the tendon holding your ligament might get stretched or injured. Bicipital tendinitis is an excruciatingly painful condition where the tendon is not held in position and slides into the groove, causing severe discomfort.
● When you encounter resistance at the bicep’s distal position at the elbow during flexion, you might have already developed a condition known as tendinosis. It has actually resulted from the degeneration of the tendon due to overuse.
Triceps are those muscles that are located at the back of the upper arm.
● The triceps insertion at the elbow is known as Olecranon. The tricipital tendonitis might develop at that position due to overuse and repetitive elbow extension against resistance.
A bicep and tricep strap is one of the most useful things you could adopt as a preventive measure against your biceps and triceps encountering potential injuries. Wearing such a strap will provide you quite a bit of relief due to the dynamic circumferential pressure it applies to the upper and lower portion of your bicep and triceps.
The bicep and tricep strap also provides immediate relief by easing the stress and the pull that your upper-arm muscles and the muscle attachments might encounter.
● The strap reduces the possibility of developing bicipital tendinitis or tendinosis and tricipital tendonitis.
● It also nullifies any existing pain or discomfort you are experiencing with your bicep and triceps.
● The strap provides support against weightlifting strains and injuries.
For immediate relief, trying out such straps might work to a great extent. But if such conditions persist and a bicep and tricep strap has failed to alleviate your symptoms, you should go and visit a doctor.
When should you visit a doctor?
You might sometimes hear a faint or a distinguished ‘popping’ sound with the particular muscle that is injured. At other times, you might have difficulty in moving and walking and encounter severe pain and swelling. You might not get any relief even after a day of nursing it at home. During all such instances, you should seek medical help. If there’s an open wound or a gash at the concerned muscle site, you should immediately report it to a doctor.