Provides support to the biceps and triceps muscles.
The Cho-Pat Bicep/Triceps Cuff applies dynamic circumference pressure to the
upper and lower portions of the bicep and triceps muscles. This action spreads
out the stress and direct pull on the muscle attachments which helps to reduce
the likelihood of developing bicipital tendinitis/tendinosis or tricipital
tendinitis and to ease existing bicep/triceps’ pain and discomfort.
The bicep is the strong muscle in the front of the upper arm that flexes the
The bicep is particularly susceptible to overuse injuries, especially in
individuals performing repetitive lifting activities. It is connected to the
shoulder by a long tendon that passes through a groove in the upper arm bone (humerus).
The bicep tendon, in turn, is held in the humerus by a ligament. If this
ligament becomes injured or stretched, the tendon is not held firmly in place
and it slides in the groove causing severe discomfort and pain and, in some
cases, leads to bicipital tendinitis. Other causes of pain and discomfort may
include poor lifting techniques and conditioning.
Tendinosis is another bicep problem and is caused by repetitive elbow flexion
against resistance at the distal portion of the biceps at the elbow.
The triceps is the strong muscle at the back of the upper arm. It, too, is
susceptible to injury. Tricipital tendinitis can develop at the triceps
insertion in the elbow (olecronon) and can be caused by overuse and repetitive
resisted elbow extension.