how did this happen to my arm?

Went to the chiropractor for a tennis elbow adjustment and came out with bicep tendinitis in my shoulder WTF? He put my arm with the palm of my hand facing up and yanked it toward him. The pain didnt come on immediately but it was hurting so much while trying to exercise that I went to a real doctor and she diagnosed me with bicep tendinitis. How did this happen? Is my arm going to be permanently messed up or out of proper alignment? What should I do?

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  1. pelican, 15 February, 2011

    Biceps tendonitis often develops as a result of another injury. The fact that you had tennis elbow probably put a lot of extra stress on other muscles and tendons. There are four main causes of bicep tendonitis. (1) Repetition and overuse (2) Calcifications into the tendon (3) Multidirectional instability (4) Direct trauma.

    Bicep tendonitis is treated by resting the affected area and slowly working back into movement and exercise. Here are some of the bicep tendonitis treatments you should try:

    Initially, the affected area must be rested and removed from activity of any kind. This may involve using a sling for the arm.

    All overhead exercises and movements must be avioded.

    Apply ice to the area every 4 hours, for 2-3 days or until the pain subsides. (Ice is also helpful for minimizing pain directy after exercise)

    Take anti-inflammatory medication as prescribed by your doctor.

    In severe cases, you may need to get a corticosteroid injection from your doctor. This will help to redure severe pain.

    You should rest the area for at least 3 weeks. After 3 weeks you can start on some light stretching and rehabilitation exercises (see below)

    The best treatment for becip tendonitis is rest. In most cases, the condition will heal after about 3-6 weeks rest and you will be able to ease back into exercise.

    Check here for more information.

  2. Chanze Bustamante, 15 February, 2011

    Im no lawyer or doctor, but SUE THAT SUNB!TCH

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