Biceps Tendinopathy

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. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to repair the tendon.

Common symptoms of biceps tendinopathy include pain or tenderness in the front of the shoulder, pain or achiness that moves down the bone and an occasional snapping sound coming from the shoulder.

Common treatment options for biceps tendinopathy include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicines, steroid injections and physical therapy.