What causes loss of strength in the triceps?

What causes loss of strength in the triceps?

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What causes loss of strength in the triceps? Causes for triceps weakness, particularly when only one arm is affected, include direct injuries to the triceps tissue and injury to the nerves that innervate it. Starting at the top and working down, here are the primary injuries that can cause a loss of triceps strength: 1. Cervical Stenosis Narrowing of the bony passages between cervical vertebrae can put pressure on nerves traveling through and exiting the spinal column. The C7 nerve root typically contributes the most innervation to the triceps; narrowing of the C6-C7 intervertebral foramen or bulging of the intervertebral disc at this level can compress the C7 nerve.  2. Axillary Neuropathy Sometimes, the motor branch of the long head of the triceps is supplied by the axillary nerve rather…
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What is the physical therapy protocol for triceps tendon repair?

What is the physical therapy protocol for triceps tendon repair?

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What is the physical therapy protocol for triceps tendon repair? Physical therapy following repair of the distal triceps brachii tendon typically involves several phases, each with specific goals aimed at restoring range of motion, strength, and function. The process may vary slightly depending on the severity of the injury, surgical technique, and individual patient factors. Here is an outline of a phased rehabilitation program for an athlete who undergoes triceps tendon repair surgery: Phase 1: Protection (0-2 weeks) Precautions: Brace locked at 20 degrees elbow flexion No elbow active range of motion Goals: Pain and edema management Progress Criteria: Minimal to no edema Shoulder passive range of motion 0-90 degrees Elbow passive range of motion 0-20 degrees Phase 2: Passive to Active-Assisted Range of Motion (2-6 weeks) Precautions: No elbow…
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