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Triceps Tendinopathy

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Triceps Tendinopathy, Triceps Tendinitis

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Tendinopathy at triceps insertion
  2. Occurs with weight lifting or repetitive elbow extension against resistance (pushing)
  • Symptoms
  1. Posterior Elbow Pain with pushing motion (elbow extension against resistance)
  • Signs
  1. Posterior Elbow Pain with extension against resistance
  2. Triceps insertion tenderness to palpation
  • Management
  1. Avoid provocative activities (especially pushing heavy objects)
  2. RICE-M
  3. NSAIDs
  4. Consider physical therapy