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  • Writer's pictureChristopher nour

Tricep Injuries: How Physiotherapy Can Help with a ‘Tri-cep’tional Recovery

The triceps are a crucial muscle group in the arm, responsible for arm extension and stability. Unfortunately, due to overuse or sudden movements, tricep injuries can occur, causing pain and discomfort. Tricep injuries can range from mild strains to severe tears, and it's essential to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment options to ensure proper recovery.

Symptoms of Tricep Injuries:

  • Pain and discomfort in the arm, especially when extending the arm

  • Bruising and swelling in the affected area

  • Weakness or instability in the arm

  • A popping or snapping sensation during the injury

  • Difficulty moving the arm

Causes of Tricep 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 Tricep Injuries:

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

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Tricep 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 tricep 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

Tricep injuries can cause significant discomfort and affect daily activities. However, with proper treatment, including physiotherapy, most individuals can recover from tricep injuries and regain their full range of motion and strength. If you suspect you have a tricep injury, it's essential to seek the advice of a medical professional to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. To book in a physiotherapy session please call 02 8526 4000 or alternatively, you can book in online.

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