Tips to Help Ward Off Bicep Strains
Everyday we engage our biceps. Whether it’s lifting a briefcase or backpack , opening doors or taking something off of a shelf, our arms are constantly in motion. Because the bicep tendon is an integral part of the shoulder joint, it is prone to irritation with many forceful and/or repetitive shoulder motions. For instance, you might think that grabbing or pushing something is easy, until you find yourself experiencing a bit of pain or discomfort. Following are common motions that may upset your bicep muscle:
Reaching To Pull
Attempting to pull against small amounts of pressure or weight can sometimes lead to complications, especially if you are extending your reach to do it. Be sure to watch how far you stretch your arms when grabbing something, as sometimes it may be those last few inches that can cause irritation.
Perhaps you find yourself trying to rearrange furniture, thinking it is a simple task. However, you can strain your biceps when you lift something that is way too heavy. Be careful when trying move large objects or machinery on your own. When in doubt, ask for help!
Believe it or not, when stretching out your arm muscles before or after a workout, you can actually take it too far. Whether it’s using one arm’s tension against the other, or possibly holding onto a structure to lean away, you might find that this temporary sensation of stretching out the arm muscles could lead to discomfort.
Bicep pain can cause significant discomfort and can sometimes lead to greater joint and muscles concerns. Always remember to practice caution when using your arms during a workout or when engaging in the aforementioned everyday tasks.