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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Biceps Rupture cause and sign

Torn Biceps Tendon

Bismillahirahmanirahim , now in Malaysia it become phenomena GYM activity and everybody had been increase their awareness to have a good health , shape and to be look masculine.
but the is one of the common injuries will be happen if you didn't take a seriously precaution ,its called biceps tendon rupture .Look scary right , yeah if it happen its a long journey for you to get back recovery.

So let we start with learn a simple anatomy first , what is Biceps Muscle ?
·         The biceps muscle splits into two tendons at the shoulder. A long one and a short one.
·         The long tendon runs over the top of the humerus bone (upper arm) and attaches to the top of the shoulder blade.
·         A rupture of this tendon is rare in young athletes but more common in older ones.
·         A rupture of the long head of the biceps is uncommon in competitive and recreational athletes.

The biceps muscle

The long tendon on the right hand side goes over the top of the humerus

Rupture of the long head of the biceps

MRI result of Biceps Tear
This particular case was diagnosed as having a complete rupture of the long head of the left biceps

What is the symptom when the biceps is tear ?
·         A sudden sharp pain at the front of the upper arm.

·         Pain and swelling over the front of the shoulder joint.

·         Athlete will be unable to contract the biceps muscle against resistance because of pain (especially in the first couple of days after injury).

The Diagnosis is determined by
·         Examiner will ask athlete to bend the arm and tighten the biceps muscle.

·         Pressure will then be applied to the top of the arm to see if there is any pain.

·         If there is a history of shoulder pain, an MRI or a special X-ray called an arthrogram may be necessary to see if rotator cuff muscle has been torn as well.

What is the management to treat for this injuries ?
·        Conservative treatment is usually all that is needed for tears in the proximal biceps tendons.
·         Ice applications keep down the swelling.
·         Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen reduce pain.
·         You should also rest the muscle, limiting your activity when you feel pain or weakness.
·        To keep the shoulder mobile and strengthen the surrounding muscles, your doctor may prescribe some flexibility and strengthening exercises.
·         Surgical repair of a complete tendon tear can be done for younger individuals whose work involves heavy labor or lifting.
·        Complete tears of the distal biceps tendon require surgery to reattach the tendon to the bone.
·        Range of motion exercises can begin as early as two weeks after surgery, although forceful biceps activity is often restricted for four to six months. 
·         Partial tears of the distal biceps tendon may be treated either conservatively or surgically.

So its important for the season Gym athlete or a new comers who are try to lift up the weight ,you need to consider the injuries that will be happen when you do without a proper guideline , the most important all the training in the gym must start from light to heavier and don’t abuse your self .Get a personal gym trainer advise to help you to keep in track ..wallahuaklam.

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