Biceps Tendonitis Treatment
The bicep muscle in the upper arm is attached to the shoulder and elbow joints by tendons. These tendons are tough bands of tissue that are necessary for upper arm function. When the upper or lower bicep tendons are stretched or overused, they can receive small tears and damage, resulting in tendonitis. Caliber Pain™ offers interventional biceps tendonitis treatment for shoulder pain relief and improved function at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
Bicep tendonitis is most common at the shoulder but can also occur at the elbow, although it is not common to have tendonitis at both ends of the bicep. Repeated use injuries are a common cause of bicep tendonitis, including any activity where the arm repeatedly is used to lift or swing. Swimming, baseball and tennis are common sports that can result in bicep tendonitis. This disorder can also be caused by over-exertion injuries or aging factors that can weaken tendons.
Symptoms of Bicep Tendonitis
Tendonitis occurs when small tears occur in the tendon, resulting in inflammation. There are three main bicep tendons that can be affected by tendonitis: the long head tendon, short head tendon and distal bicep tendon. Symptoms of bicep tendonitis include:
- Pain at the front of the shoulder when lifting or moving the arm overhead
- A popping sound or sensation in the shoulder
- Aching pain that travels down the upper arm
- Swelling at the front of the elbow
- Weakness when bending the elbow
- Elbow pain in the front crease
If you have symptoms of bicep tendonitis, come visit us at Caliber Pain™. We will perform diagnostic testing to determine if you have bicep tendonitis and can offer interventional treatment the same day as your diagnosis. Treatments can include physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, regenerative medicine and other therapies. Contact our clinic in New York City to schedule an appointment.