Biceps Tendinitis is an irritation or inflammation of the biceps tendon at the shoulder. The biceps tendon helps to stabilize the humerus and aids in activities that involve overhead motion such as throwing a ball. Repetitive overhead motions and overuse can cause stress to the shoulder and cause inflammation that can cause deterioration of the biceps tendon, resulting in tears.
While pain is the primary symptom in biceps tendinitis, other symptoms may include tenderness of the shoulder, swelling, and a popping or snapping sound during movement of the upper arm.
Treatment options include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, steroid injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) therapy.