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Find out what causes biceps tendonitis and how it can be treated
There are a number of causes of biceps tendon pain, one of which is biceps tendonitis. For expert assessment, diagnosis and advice on treatment from one of our highly-experienced orthopaedic consultants, please contact us to book an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
One of the most common causes of pain in the upper arm is tendonitis in your biceps tendons. Tendonitis refers to an inflammation or irritation, and it can occur in any tendon in the body. Biceps tendonitis refers to inflammation or irritation in one of the three biceps tendons:
The most common cause of biceps tendonitis is overuse of the muscle. This is usually a result of repetitive movements, such as may be seen in sports like golf, tennis or swimming, although it can occur suddenly due to a serious and abnormal load/weight being applied to the tendon.
There are many different causes of pain in the shoulder, upper arm and elbow, and it can be challenging to self-diagnose (for example, biceps tendonitis in the shoulder can mimic the symptoms of rotator cuff tendonitis). That is why we always advise you book an appointment at a hospital nearest to you, to get an accurate diagnosis from a highly-experienced consultant, fast.
The most common symptoms of biceps tendonitis are:
Pain cause by biceps tendonitis can usually be treated effectively using one of the following methods:
In more severe or long-term cases of tendonitis, you may be advised to have:
We always aim to provide our patients with the highest quality, up to date, evidence based, modern treatment that is effective, affordable and safe.
If you’ve been dealing with pain and/or less movement in your upper arm for a while, the last thing you want is to have to wait any longer for it to be treated. We have no waiting lists, meaning that you will be seen by one of our specialists promptly and receive any treatment you need without delay.