What are distal triceps tendinitis and tears?

The distal triceps tendon is located in the back of the elbow. It is the tough, flexible tissue that attaches the triceps muscle to the elbow bone and helps the triceps muscle straighten the arm. Repeated stress on the tendon can cause inflammation and tearing in the tissue.

What are the symptoms of distal triceps tendinitis and tear?

  • Pain in the back of the elbow
  • Weakness with pushing activities
  • Swelling in the back of the elbow
Woman in workout clothes grabbing elbow in pain

What treatment options are available?

If the symptoms persist, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yoon. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed and a treatment plan can then be discussed based on the findings.

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