Biceps Rupture at the Shoulder/Elbow
This injury is usually the result of a sudden forceful straightening of the elbow during concurrent contraction of the biceps muscle. Typically, there is sudden forearm pain and weakness. Surgical repair is necessary.
Post-surgical rehabilitation can be helpful with the recovery of range of motion, strength, and function.
- Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy Video
- Elbow Active Range of Motion Video
- Elbow Joint Mobilization Video
- Elbow Passive Range of Motion Video
- Elbow Resistive Range of Motion Video
- Electrotherapeutic Modalities
- Foam Roll Exercise Video
- Isometric Exercise Video
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Video
- Physical Agents
- Soft Tissue Mobilization Video
- Stretching/Flexibility Exercise Video
- Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
Possible Treatment Goals
- Improve Function
- Improve Muscle Strength and Power
- Increase Oxygen to Tissues
- Decrease Postoperative Complications
- Improve Range of Motion
- Self-care of Symptoms
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