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Biceps Tendonitis - Treatment and Symptoms
What is Biceps Tendonitis?
Tendons are cord of fibrous tissue which connects a muscle to a bone. The biceps muscle is located in the front part of the upper arm and attaches at the elbow and in two places at the shoulder. Biceps tendonitis, also called bicipital tendonitis, is inflammation that causes pain in the front part of the shoulder or upper arm.
How does Biceps Tendonitis occur?
Biceps Tendonitis is more likely to affect weight lifters who over do the biceps curls. People who do a lot of writing such as students can also be prone to this injury. It is very simply, the tendon of the biceps inserts inside the elbow and can become inflamed if it is overused.
Symptoms of Biceps Tendonitis:
Treatment of Biceps Tendonitis:
When can I return to my sport or activity?
The goal of rehabilitation is to return you to your sport or activity as soon and as safely as possible. But, if you return too soon you may worsen your injury, which could lead to permanent damage. Everyone recovers from injury at a different rate. Returning to your sport or activity will be determined by your recovering ability, the sooner your shoulder recovers, the soon the soon you can recover to your sport or activity. Returning to your sport or activity is not by how many days or weeks have passed since your injury occurred. In general, the longer you have symptoms of the injury, the longer it will take you to get better.
You may safely return to your sport or activity when:
Prevention of Biceps Tendonitis:
What can a sports injury specialist do?
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