Upper Arm


Strained (pulled) bicep: muscle fibers of the bicep muscle tear

  • Symptoms: pain when bending the arm, swelling, bruising, muscles spasms
  • Causes: inadequate warming up, poor stretching, muscle weakness, recurrent injury to the area

Strained (pulled) tricep: muscle fibers of the tricep muscle tear

  • Symptoms: pain when extending the arm, swelling, bruising, muscles spasms
  • Causes: inadequate warming up, poor stretching, muscle weakness, recurrent injury to the area

Torn bicep: the tissue that anchors the biceps to the elbow tears

  • Symptoms: popping noise, bruising, swelling at the elbow, weakness when bending the elbow, a bulge near the shoulder accompanied by a gap at the front of the elbow
  • Causes: sudden straightening of the elbow, straining of the biceps such as lifting a heavy load