Rehabilitation for a Severe Bicep Muscle Strain

Complete tears regularly lacerates at the long-head of biceps muscle, into two parts. Torn tendons usually are concomitant with muscle laceration. Typically the location of bicep tendon injury is apical because of the serious atrophy of repetitive shoulder extension. Although the muscle is vulnerable the upper bicep muscles rarely tear, and regular daily exertion of the bicep can continue. A bicep tear can aggravate tendon injury near the rotator cuff.

Occupational therapy treatment is part of rehabilitation that includes more analysis of the limb and its injury factors. Rest is necessitated to reduce the initial swelling and inflammation. Swelling is countered with cool-temperature therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.

Post-surgery rehab is often dictated by what is analyzed from the bicep operation. Usually, rehab protocol is a soft sling immediately following surgery, so that a patient can exert range-of-motion (ROM). At 10-14 days of post-surgery, ROM strengthening should start and moderate lifting is permissible. Continue ROM strengthening up to two months of post-surgery. Heavy lifting will aggravate the distal tendon rehabilitation. The initial diagnosis and treatment  of occupational therapy resembles post-surgery therapy for a rotator cuff. Emphasize ROM flexibility for a healthier integration with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Gradually increase in heavy lifting or any weightlifting exercises.

The initial diagnosis and treatment of occupational and post-surgery therapy resembles rotator cuff therapy. Typically, the surgeon devises the post surgery-rehabilitation contingent on surgery analysis. Emphasize ROM strengthening to better integrate with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Gradually attempt heavy lifting or any weightlifting exercises tenderly.

The determinants of a complete biceps muscle tear are age; more years of exertion on the tendons. Aerial ROM, atrophies the bicep muscle and lacerates the tendons. Shoulder overhauling perpetuates bicep strain; sports that need aerial ROM like swimming or tennis can fray the tendon. Smoking and nicotine can impair salubrious nourishment to the tendon. Corticosteroid is an anti-inflammatory medication; it is linked to muscle and tendon weakness side-effects.

The Codman Pendulum exercise is commonly prescribed for ROM exercise and strengthening. It is the thresh-hold of post-surgery exercise therapy that is done in a threefold series. Post-surgery physiotherapy is up to nine months for a severe muscle tear.

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