Kenneth and his Bicep Tear

Kenneth Piar finally got a weekend off to finish some long awaited chores since the COVID pandemic began. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and Kenneth was lifting some heavy sand with bad body mechanics. Kenneth recalls hearing sounds of a rifle shot but realized quickly it was actually the sound of his bicep tendon being torn from the bone. Kenneth immediately knew to ice his upper arm all weekend and confirmed with his physician. He had to have reattachment surgery on February 17th and was sent to physical therapy.

Kenneth’s plan of care has been conservative to help prevent re-injury, and focused on maintaining his range of motion in his hand, wrist, and shoulder as well as his elbow within the surgical precautions. His brace was initially locked to prevent elbow extension beyond 40 degrees, but we have been slowly increasing his extension week by week. His brace is currently unlocked to full extension and we have started very light biceps strengthening exercises.

When asked about the team at Elite, Kenneth says When Kenneth was asked about his therapy he answered, “My therapy has been challenging. My range of motion has been my biggest concern, but in six weeks it is almost 100%. The staff at Elite Physical Therapy in Shelbyville from the PTs to the techs: they have been great. They are very professional and friendly. I could not have been more pleased!”

Thank you, Kenneth, for trusting us to help you FEEL BETTER FASTER.

If you are having pain in your arm or have been diagnosed with a biceps tear, please come see us for a free consultation to see how we can assist you in your recovery.  To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:

Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Shelbyville: 931-684-0027
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022

Disclaimer:  The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care.  Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.

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