Triceps injuries are common in athletes and sports enthusiasts and may result from repetitive injury, such as hitting too many squash or tennis balls, lifting too much weight, pitching too many baseball games or playing lacrosse, volleyball or football too intensely.
Depends on where and how. First let's set down that triceps should be used in tennis. When people say "don't arm the ball" they really mean "don't only arm the ball," as in use the full body. This MAY be the problem as you may use the tricep too much. Second off let's determine what type of pain.
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Triceps Tendonitis or Weightlifter’s Elbow. Everyone is familiar with Tennis Elbow and some with Golfer’s Elbow, but did you know that there is also a Weightlifter’s Elbow? This condition is known as Triceps Tendonitis and it is caused by repetitive motion which irritates the tendon which connects the Triceps muscle to the elbow.
Along the triceps tendon injury continuum, partial tears are the most common triceps injury comprising around 23% of the distal triceps tendon injuries. As the average age of those injured is around 46 years, this suggests that developing tendon degeneration is a necessary precursor to partial or complete rupture (6).
Several muscles of the forearm attach to the bone here, and they are prone to strain or tears at the tendon. Trigger points are probably implicated in the majority of cases. These are hyperirritable zones within muscle fibers that make the muscles tight and produce broad and persistent pain. Triceps Trigger Points.
Injury to the triceps tendon can occur from a sudden impact or fall causing a strain (tear) of the tendon. Or pain can develop gradually over time through repetitive strain. Overuse/poor technique. For example, when performing overhead triceps extension strengthening exercises in the gym with a weight that is too heavy.
Symptoms include pain in the muscle at the back of the upper arm or the attachment points at the elbow or shoulder. There may be mild swelling or bruising over the muscle. Pain is usually sudden in onset and a small popping or ripping sensation may be felt. Extending or straightening the elbow against resistance is may be painful. Tenderness pressing into the muscle is a symptom and stretching the triceps may also be painful.
Moderate-to-severe cases. One case study reported that a patient undergoing surgery for a torn triceps tendon had recovered completely six months after surgery. However, a loss of strength or ...
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