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Upper Arm (Bicep/Tricep)

The upper arm consists of the muscles that bend and straighten the elbow, namely the large bicep and tricep muscles. It also includes the deeper brachialis and brachioradialis, as well as the muscles that rotate the forearm.

How To Use This Site:

Below are the 5 parts of the self treatment system including self muscle massage, mobilization techniques, stretching, kinesiology taping and strengthening. Before you get to those, here are some posts to help you put all of the pieces together.

Part One - how to determine which massage, mobilization and stretching techniques you should use.

  1. Muscle Sprains/Strains
  2. Tendon Injuries (specific guidance for tendon injuries in the upper body here)
  3. Muscle Spasms, Knots, Trigger Points
  4. Overuse Injuries (specific guidance for overuse injuries in the upper body here including normal range of motion + muscle pairs)

Part Two- adding kinesiology taping to your self treatment program. Advice for each of the four injury types listed above.

Self Treatment System

Part 1. Self Muscle Massage.

1) Blog post with anatomy review, video and picture demonstration of self muscle release techniques for the upper arm using a foam roller and tennis ball. Click here.

Part 2.Mobilizations

1) Blog post on tennis ball/active mobilizations for the biceps and triceps. Click here.

Part 3. Stretching.

1) Blog post on stretches for the bicep and tricep. Click here.

Part 4. Kinesiology tape. Coming soon.

Part 5. Strengthening. Coming soon.

Specific Injuries

No information available for this region. Yet.