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Bicep rupture

It involves the proximal portion of the tendon that inserts on the glenoid and is more common in people aged over 40, who have a history of chronic pain from impingement syndrome. This leads to chronic suffering of the tendon from both over-use that degeneration.

The rupture occurs more often following an intense effort and is accompanied by intense pain, sudden and well localized, accompanied by a noise similar to a rubber band rupture.

The rehabilitation consists in a first phase of pain control through physical therapies (laser, tens, ultrasound, ice), periarticular massage and stretching; afterwards you can proceed to the recovery of passive and active range of motion of the shoulder and the elbow with targeted mobilization both in the pool and in the gym.

Reached the contralateral joint ROM, the rehabilitative treatment consists in the recovery of the strength of the muscles of the shoulder girdle, the shoulder external rotators (mainly supraspinatus), the intra-rotators (subscapularis), the deltoid, latissimus dorsi /bib and then triceps and biceps through the execution of isotonic exercises first with elastic of increasing intensity and after with the use of weights or ballast.

The therapeutic program ends with the recovery of sport specific gesture of catching and throwing and prevention of re-injury.

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