Biceps Tendinitis - Curezone Physiotherapy

Biceps Tendinitis

Bicep Tendinitis is the inflammation of biceps tendon which causes pain in the front part of the shoulder or upper arm. The biceps is a muscle at front of your upper arm and attaches at the elbow and two different places in your shoulder. Biceps tendon connects the muscle to the bone. Biceps muscle allows you to bend your elbow, to turn your hand from a palm down position to a palm up position and helps to stabilize your shoulder joint.

Biceps Tendinitis Cause

Repetitive microtrauma in case of overhead throwing or racquet athletes

Acute inflammation in case of sudden overuse

Biceps Tendinitis Symptoms

Pain while moving your arm up especially forward over shoulder height and bending your elbow.

Painful to touch in front of the shoulder.

Deep intense pain which intensifies with lifting, overhead reaching and pulling.

Pain is usually on the front of the shoulder but may radiate down on the outer side of your arm to your hand.

Pain usually worsen at night especially if you try to sleep on the affected side.

Biceps Tendinitis Treatment

Your Physiotherapist will be able to do an assessment to confirm the diagnosis and come up with a treatment plan to help you return to normal activities. Initial treatment will be focussed on reducing the pain and inflammation. You will be advised with activity modification to reduce further stain on the muscle/tendon. Ice, ultra sound therapy, laser, moist heat, interferential current, taping or acupuncture will be used with gentle exercises and manual therapy techniques. The exercises will be then progressed to improve pain free range of movement, flexibility and strength.

The goal of therapy is to help you return to your sport or activity as soon as it is safely possible. Return to your activity depends on how soon your shoulder recovers. In general, the longer you have symptoms before you start the treatment, the longer it will take to get better.

You can safely return to your sport or activity when:

Your injured shoulder has full range of motion without pain.

Your shoulder has regained normal strength compared to your other shoulder.

In throwing sports, you must gradually increase your tolerance to throwing from gentle tossing.

In contact sports your shoulder must not be tender to touch and progress from minimal contact to harder contact.

You can best prevent biceps tendinitis by doing warm up and stretching exercises for your arm and shoulder before your activity.

Immediate Help through Physiotherapy for Biceps Tendinitis:

Have you been experiencing shoulder pain? Is it more in the front part of the shoulder? Or is the pain in the upper arm? Or do you suspect a biceps tendon injury after an event?

At Curezone Physiotherapy, our expert therapists aim to improve your musculo-skeletal conditions above your biceps through targeted stretches and exercises. If you are looking for the best arm or hand injury clinic Mississauga or Oakville or the best physiotherapist NEAR ME to learn the exercises to eliminate arm pain, look no further! We aim to be YOUR best physiotherapy to get you full recovery from the injury.

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