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Triceps Tendinopathy

Aka: Triceps Tendinopathy, Triceps Tendinitis
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Tendinopathy at triceps insertion
    2. Occurs with weight lifting or repetitive elbow extension against resistance (pushing)
  2. Symptoms
    1. Posterior Elbow pain with pushing motion (elbow extension against resistance)
  3. Signs
    1. Posterior Elbow pain with extension against resistance
    2. Triceps insertion tenderness to palpation
  4. Management
    1. Avoid provocative activities (especially pushing heavy objects)
    2. RICE-M
    3. NSAIDs
    4. Consider physical therapy
  5. References
    1. Kane (2014) Am Fam Physician 89(8): 649-57 [PubMed]

Triceps tendinitis (C0410134)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 202857003
English tricipital tendonitis (diagnosis), tricipital tendonitis, triceps tendinitis, tendinitis tricep, Triceps tendinitis, Triceps tendinitis (disorder)
Spanish tendinitis del músculo tríceps (trastorno), tendinitis del músculo tríceps, tendinitis tricipital
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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