Bicep tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the biceps muscle, at the front of your arm, to the shoulder and the elbow.
A repetitive motion injury, bicep tendonitis often results from overuse caused by a repeated overhead motion.
Athletes usually respond well to home care treatment for bicep tendonitis and a break from the sport that caused it
Sports with repeated motion in the arm and shoulder — or a sudden injury to the tendon — can cause bicep tendonitis.
Sports that increase your risk of bicep tendonitis include:
Severe overuse of the biceps tendons can cause a tear. This requires surgery to repair the torn bicep.
The UPMC Sports Medicine team can help you get back in the game after bicep tendonitis.
Contact UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-93-SPORT (77678) to schedule your appointment.
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Symptoms of bicep tendonitis include:
You can also feel the effects of bicep tendonitis when you turn your wrist from a palm facing up to a palm facing down, or vice versa.
A doctor will examine your arm and ask questions about the sports you play.
Simply touching the bicep tendons can help your doctor diagnose bicep tendonitis. He or she will also observe which arm motions cause pain.
If your doctor suspects a tear in any of the tendons, you will need an MRI.
To make an appointment, contact UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-93-SPORT (77678).
Our team can help you get back in the game after bicep tendonitis.
Our team of experts at UPMC Sports Medicine will work with you on the best treatment plan to relieve your bicep tendonitis pain.
Because bicep tendonitis can involve more than one tendon, your doctor will base treatment on the affected tendon.
Treatments for bicep tendonitis may include:
Torn tendons may need surgical repair.
Contact UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-93-SPORT (77678) to begin your path to wellness after a bicep tendon injury.
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