Tendons are connective tissue bands that attach muscle to bones. 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 is inflammation that causes pain in the front of the shoulder or upper arm.
Biceps tendonitis occurs from overuse of the arm and shoulder or from an injury to the tendon.
You will feel pain when you move your arm and shoulder, especially when moving your arm forward above shoulder height. You may feel pain when touching the front of your shoulder.
Your doctor will examine your arm and shoulder for tenderness along the biceps muscle and biceps tendon.
Treatment of biceps tendonitis may include:
Information obtained from The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor by Pierre Rouzier, MD