Question:

8 month after a duster bicep tendon repair. When I lift weights my forearm by elbow get agitated. Does this mean I will have discomfort until it’s completely healed?


Answer:

Thank you for your question! Without doing a full assessment on your arm it can be difficult to explain exactly what is causing your pain in your forearm, but hopefully we can help answer some of your concerns. In general, 8 months after a distal bicep tendon repair the area has healed and an individual is able to return to their normal life, including weightlifting. In most cases, return to weightlifting/sports has been cleared by your physical therapist or your surgeon. Discomfort in the forearm around the elbow region can be related to your distal bicep tendon attachment in the form of scar tissue around the surgical site as well as your elbow joint, bone, or other soft tissue in the area. We recommend you follow up with your physical therapist or one in your area to address your elbow discomfort with weightlifting and help you reach your goals. Gradual return to high level activities is important for avoiding reaggravation. In order to schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic Physical Therapist in your area you can visit the website for the American Physical Therapy Association (www.APTA.org) or our clinic website www.therapeuticassociates.com
Disclaimer: This reply is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, physical therapist, or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


**This reply is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, physical therapist, or other qualified health provider with a medical condition.