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    So I've been having issues with my tricep got massage, took months off, had therapeutic ultrasounds, did prolotherapy. Now finally got an MRI, doctor's office called me and told me I need an urgent visit and the receptionist said it was a tear. Assuming not ruptured as I can still use it full ROM, some pain on certain angles and can't do a lot of tricep/chest exercises without pain.

    Before the MRI we were discussing PRP and surgery.

    Surgery scares me as I honestly have a feeling it could end up worse because right now I can train back, bis, legs and non pressing chest and shoulders without issue. If i end up not being able to do back it'll kill me. However, if they say there is a chance of a full rupture if I don't get it then I'll have to.

    Anyone get a tricep tendon surgery? I understand recovery is long like 8 weeks of cast, then physio followed by strengthening. I can get my head around not benching 400+ again but I really can't by my head around not being able to train and dropping below 200lb and having like 15 inch arms... It's really a mind game

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    I had a complete tear of my right tri in 2011. It was screwed in to the bone the bone. I went to the gym after 3 day, benched 100 pounds after 3 weeks and was strong as ever after only 6 months. Could have been sooner but it took me that long to trust it. I had a partial tear on my left and the Dr. elected to not reattach it, I was messed up for over a year. The Dr. who did my reattachment said he would have done the partial tear...if I had only pushed for a second opinion. Good luck.

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    As far as the PT (Physio )...the therapist met with me one time and said there was nothing he could tell me that I didn't already know from 35 years of training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swingslammer View Post
    I had a complete tear of my right tri in 2011. It was screwed in to the bone the bone. I went to the gym after 3 day, benched 100 pounds after 3 weeks and was strong as ever after only 6 months. Could have been sooner but it took me that long to trust it. I had a partial tear on my left and the Dr. elected to not reattach it, I was messed up for over a year. The Dr. who did my reattachment said he would have done the partial tear...if I had only pushed for a second opinion. Good luck.
    Thanks for the insight, i guess I'll find out more this week. But read some places of never regaining full ROM and strength which concerned me and also a lot of people talking about 12 month recovery.

    Like I said I've come to terms with not being able to powerlift, I really wanted to get to a 500lb bench but literally every 10lb I put on something would go. But if I can switch to volume training I'd be happy

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