Biceps Tendinitis

Biceps Tendinitis

What is Biceps Tendinitis?

Biceps tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon. Also called the long head of the biceps tendon, this strong, cord-like structure connects the biceps muscle to the bones in the shoulder. Pain in the front of the shoulder and weakness are common symptoms of biceps tendinitis. They can often be relieved with rest and medication. The tendon itself often thickens or grows larger. The tendon in these late stages is often dark red in color due to the inflammation.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of biceps tendinitis include pain or tenderness, pain or achiness, and occasional snapping sound or sensation in the shoulder.

Treatment Options

Treatment options for biceps tendinitis include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy.

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