When a shoulder condition like bicep tendinitis or a biceps tear occurs, the pain can be significant. These conditions can prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have assembled a team of national-renowned surgeons and specialists who offer advanced treatment to get you back to feeling good.
Your bicep is the muscle on the front of your upper arm. These tendons can become inflamed or torn through overuse or injury.
Biceps tendinitis is painful inflammation of the long tendon. It can develop as you age and is also common in athletes who play sports requiring repetitive overhead activity.
Biceps tendon tears at the shoulder can result from either overuse or injury. The tear may be partial or complete, with the tendon torn into two pieces. Biceps tendon tears at the elbow result from injury, and only rarely from a medical condition. Biceps tears at the shoulder level are frequently associated with rotator cuff pathology.
Biceps tendinitis and tears are different injuries to the same area that can result from overuse or injury.
Biceps tendinitis causes include:
Biceps tear causes include:
Biceps tendinitis symptoms include:
Biceps tear symptoms include:
Treatment for biceps tendinitis and tears depends on the type and extent of your injury.
Biceps tendinitis treatments include:
Biceps tear treatments include:
Your risk for tendinitis or tears depends on your age, physical condition and activities.
Biceps tendinitis risk factors include:
Biceps tear risk factors include:
Although you can’t control your age, you can take steps to help prevent biceps tendinitis and tears. These include:
To learn more about biceps tendinitis and tears or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.