why do my upper arm muscles ache
Upper Arm Pain Treatment Getting proper upper arm pain treatment is perhaps the only way you will be able to get back to your everyday activities with the pain eliminated. PWhen you are in pain, what you really want is immediate relief. P It is important to utilize a 2 Step method towards treatment: Immediate Relief and Long Term Healing. Immediate Relief Support This product prevents further pulling or tearing of the muscles and tendons in the bicep during activities such as weight lifting. The upper arm strap prevents more tearing or pulling of the muscles and tendons in the upper portion of the arm. PIt is waterproof for use while swimming and can be worn during a variety of other activities as well. Inflammation Relief Rest Be sure to get plenty of rest so that your body can work to repair the damage in the upper arm. Ice Putting ice on the affected area for about 15 minutes, 3 times each day, will reduce swelling and alleviate pain.
Elevation Often times, keeping the arm elevated is a good way to reduce swelling and inflammation. Long Term Healing Stretching and Strengthening The StretchRite is perfect for an overall body stretch, including the upper arm, shoulders, and upper back, which are all associated with upper arm pain. Massage The RangeRoller was carefully designed to provide the most long term relief through massage. How to Prevent Upper Arm Pain Sometimes upper arm pain prevention is impossible. PTo prevent upper arm pain, always be sure to wear the Cho-Pat^ Bicep/Tricep Cuff, the Elbow Compression Sleeve, or the Upper Arm Strap.
The bicep muscle is one of the most important for your upper body strength. An injury to this hardworking muscle can make day-to-day tasks difficult.
There are two places where the bicep muscle connects: the shoulder and the elbow. In your shoulder, tendons connect your bicep into the shoulder joint. In your elbow, tendons keep the muscle attached to your lower arm. We most often see bicep injuries at the connection point with your shoulder. Strains or tears can develop in the ligaments. The tendons can also slip out of the groove at the top of the humerus в the bone of the upper arm в that holds the muscle in place. We sometimes see injuries to the bicep tendons at the elbow, but these are more rare. [Tweet #Bicep pain usually comes from #repetitivemotion, overuse. #Rest is best for recovery ] These conditions result in, which is a strain or tear in the tendons that can cause a great deal of pain. You may envision a bicep injury resulting from a single incident, like lifting a particularly heavy dumbbell or struggling with heavy furniture.
But most of the time, bicep injuries in adults are and they are more common as we age. They could result from repeated lifting required for your job, picking up young children or even playing your weekly round of golf. Since these kinds of injuries usually develop slowly over time, they are hard to prevent. Be sure to listen to your body when an activity is causing pain that goes beyond temporary muscle soreness. Advice to speed recovery Bicep injuries can cause you pain, but they donвt require an immediate visit to your doctor. As with strains in other joints, you can use anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen to reduce swelling. Also, apply these three at-home treatments: Rest: Take a break from the activity thatвs causing pain or soreness.
Ice: Apply ice packs to the affected area to reduce pain and minimize swelling. Elevation: Sit propped up instead of lying flat. Keep your injured joint above the level of your heart. I advise patients to avoid compression because it can be difficult to wrap the shoulder and if you wrap the elbow incorrectly, it can result in hand swelling. If youвre still experiencing pain after a few weeks of these at-home treatments, itвs time to call your doctor. Itвs rare that bicep tendonitis causes any long-term damage, and surgery is usually not required. Your doctor may recommend as part of your treatment. Often the hardest part of recovering from any joint or tendon injury is to fully rest the area. If you dive back too soon into the activity thatвs causing your pain, youвll slow your recovery and increase your chances of re-injury.
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