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Bicep Injuries: How Physiotherapy can Arm You With The Tools For Recovery

The biceps are an essential part of the human body that play a critical role in everyday activities such as lifting, pulling, and carrying. However, due to overuse or sudden movements, bicep injuries can occur, causing pain and discomfort. Bicep injuries can range from mild sprains to severe tears, and it's essential to understand the causes and symptoms to receive proper treatment.

Symptoms of Bicep Injuries:

  • Pain and discomfort in the upper arm, especially when lifting or moving the arm

  • Bruising and swelling

  • Weakness or instability in the affected arm

  • A popping or snapping sensation during the injury

  • Difficulty moving the arm

Causes of Bicep Injuries:

  • Overuse or repetitive motions

  • Sudden movements or lifting heavy objects

  • Fall or direct impact to the arm

  • Aging and degeneration of the tendons

Treatment for Bicep Injuries:

In many cases, bicep injuries can be treated with rest, ice, and physical therapy. However, if the injury is severe, surgery may be required to repair the damage. Physiotherapy is an effective method for treating bicep injuries as it helps to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and strengthen the affected arm.

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Bicep Injuries:

  • Reduces pain and inflammation

  • Improves range of motion and flexibility

  • Strengthens the affected arm

  • Prevents future injuries

  • Helps return to normal activities

Our physiotherapy program for bicep injuries typically involves a combination of exercises and techniques, including:

  • Stretching and range of motion exercises

  • Strengthening exercises to rebuild muscle and tendon strength

  • Massage and manual therapy to improve circulation and reduce pain

  • Ice and heat therapy to reduce swelling and pain

  • Electrical stimulation to aid in healing and improve strength

Bicep injuries can cause significant discomfort and affect daily activities. However, with proper treatment, including physiotherapy, most individuals can recover from bicep injuries and regain their full range of motion and strength. If you suspect you have a bicep injury, book in a session today with one of our fantastic physiotherapists and start your journey to recovery.

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