Many workers in Florida lift heavy items or perform the same types of movement over and over again in the course of their work days. As a result, a bicep tendon tear can develop that may cause workers pain in the upper part of their arms. In addition to sudden or severe pain, other bicep tendon tear symptoms may include:
- A popping sound when the tendon tears
- Swelling and tenderness of the arm
- A noticeable bruise on the upper arm
- The shoulder or elbow feels weak
- The front of the arm looks different
- A bulge in the mid-arm arm develops to look like a “popeye” muscle deformity
- There is difficulty rotating the arm
- Pain is worse when attempting to move the elbow or shoulder
When a bicep tendon tear occurs on the job, workers will need to get their tendon treated immediately in order to have any chance of making a full recovery. If you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, it is important to have an MRI to confirm this type of injury.
Treatment for Bicep Tendon Tears
When tears to the bicep occur, a person may have the following treatment including:
- Non-surgical treatment
- Physical therapy
Depending on the severity of the tear and location of the tear will determine the course of treatment. Sometimes injured bicep tendons can heal through strengthening exercises; however, when complete tears occur, surgery is often needed in addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation. Because this can take months and require workers to miss work and wages, injured workers should seek the legal help of the Law Offices of David Benenfeld.
A knowledgeable Florida workers’ compensation lawyer can help you get the compensation you are due. If your injury is preventing you from working and making a living, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. Call us today for a free consultation and review of your case at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].