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    push through bicep tear?

    I've been going much harder lately in gym and 2 days ago was biceps. Felt sore days after but nothing remarkable.

    Today a started warming up on military press and my bicep had a small "pop". Not at shoulder or elbow, but right in the middle of bicep.
    No deform, severe pain, discolor, warmth or swelling, just umfomfortable. However, holding a weight in any angle made it worse, so I went home after a run.

    I can use my arm with no issues and flexing bicep makes me feel it riiiight in the middle, even when I push or massage. Just no weights, don't think I have strenght loss.

    Everything online and doc talk about tendons, but I feel it's the muscle itself?

    I box and gym, should I push through or rest a bit? Couldn't even do squats or military as plan b, but don't wanna become a sack of potatos for weeks^^

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    Rest it. Why risk making it worse to the point of being debilitating. Your body gave you a warning, heed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Rest it. Why risk making it worse to the point of being debilitating. Your body gave you a warning, heed it.
    Hard to answer, but how much pressure can I put? I mean, can I keep a bar in squat stabilized if pain is acceptable. Or is the risk to furthur damage bicep high even there?

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    I would back off and rest it. If you keep pushing it you could do further injury that may need surgically repaired.

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    Then i'll rest it, will try find some ways around using my arm in gym.
    Damn shame, was just starting calisthenics now and then just for mobility - thought doing something new was good, damn old body

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    Wanted to bump this thread since it's been a month and the feeling is odd.

    My injury seemed to be a tear in the muscle, not tendon as I understood it. Did some very small rehab movements for a bit, rested and then started easy again.
    I could pretty quickly go full power and have no strength loss at all, however....
    I can feel something inside, no pain and going hard does not cause any pain or discomfort, but it's there.

    It's like someone is gently pushing a finger there after exercise or massage, and it won't go away. If I myself push a finger there, I feel nothing.
    Moving my arm in various ways does not increase or decrease feeling, just a gentle constant push.
    Can it be scar-tissue?

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    Did you ever get it looked at? Ultrasound or MRI?

    Probably psycological but I always "feel stuff" in areas that I've torn. And that's both hams, a bicep and currently a delt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Did you ever get it looked at? Ultrasound or MRI?

    Probably psycological but I always "feel stuff" in areas that I've torn. And that's both hams, a bicep and currently a delt...
    No the doc just touched and asked me questions and concluded that it had to be a simple muscle tear that needed no further treatment
    other than rest and rehab for a few weeks.
    It can be psycological, but I don't think about it and it starts only when I've gotten a massage or done any kind of training with the arm.
    Weird weird feeling, but nothing that hinders my training.

    I've torn other muscles, both from over-training and from a fall or two, but never any feeling after a heal. Worst case a re-internal bleeding, but that healed as well.
    No issue for me, just interested in what it might be usually in cases like these. Sitting here feeling it now^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    Don’t push through it. It’s not worth long term problems. Trust me on this...
    So you reccon is still injured enough even without the pain and strength loss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskevatten View Post
    So you reccon is still injured enough even without the pain and strength loss?
    How many weeks has it been since your injury occurred. This was just a minor tear correct? Not a full tear where it detached itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashop View Post
    How many weeks has it been since your injury occurred. This was just a minor tear correct? Not a full tear where it detached itself?
    Minor tear, and muscle itself most likely.
    4 weeks since tear, couldn't do anything without pain for a week. Went very easy week 2 in gym and week 3 was all good except
    for that weird feeling as described that has stayed since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskevatten View Post
    Minor tear, and muscle itself most likely.
    4 weeks since tear, couldn't do anything without pain for a week. Went very easy week 2 in gym and week 3 was all good except
    for that weird feeling as described that has stayed since.
    I would see a physiotherapist if it were me. One that specializes in sports or weightlifting rehab. $50-75 for peace of mind.
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