Biceps Tendon Tendinitis with Exercises

Shoulder Brace: wear for daily activities & sleeping for 4 weeks. ? Range of motion. ? Week 1-2. ? Shoulder PROM flexion approx.


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Proximal biceps tendon tendinitis and
tenosynovitis is characterized by pain at the
front of the shoulder and upper arm caused
by inflammation of the biceps tendon sheath
(lining) or strain of the upper biceps tendon.
The lining secretes a fluid that lubricates the
tendon. When the lining becomes inflamed,
the tendon cannot glide smoothly in its
covering (sheath). The biceps tendon is one
of the anchor points of the biceps muscle,
which is important for bending the elbow
and rotating the wrist. It also plays a role in
shoulder function.
Proximal biceps tendon tendinitis may be
a grade 1 or 2 strain of the tendon. A grade
1 strain is a mild strain. There is a slight pull
of the tendon without obvious tendon tearing
(it is microscopic tendon tearing). There is
no loss of strength, and the tendon is the
correct length. A grade 2 strain is a
moderate strain. There is tearing of tendon
fibers within the substance of the tendon or
at the bone-tendon junction or muscle-
tendon junction. The length of the tendon or
whole muscle-tendon-bone unit is increased,
and strength is usually decreased. A grade 3
strain is a complete rupture of the tendon.