I experienced blunt trauma to my left biceps ten years ago. How to regain the lost muscle strength?

Q. How do I regain my left biceps' lost muscle strength after blunt trauma?

Answered by
Dr. Medhun Kumar. M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 26, 2022 and last reviewed on: Nov 29, 2022

Hello doctor,

I experienced blunt trauma to my left biceps about ten years ago. I was young. Ever since I have had a visible indent on the long head of my bicep and have a noticeably lower amount of strength with the muscle. In the past, I have utilized isolated training to try to solve this, but I have been wondering if there are any surgical or other options for me. I also have bursitis in my left elbow, which was quite severe around the period of this injury. My bursa was punctured, and my physician did not provide me with much-supporting information. I feel this may also contribute to the weakness. I am a 23-year-old male with a high physical activity level. I would be grateful if you have any suggestions.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

I went through your history. I suspect a partial tear of the muscle.

First, we have to confirm this diagnosis. Then, an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan will be helpful to confirm the diagnosis. But by this prolonged duration, the muscle should have undergone fibrosis. So even surgical correction of it will help only a little. If you have pain, it will help, but regarding strength, it will not help you out.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

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