1. Bicipital Tendinitis- What Is It?
Any form of irritation or inflammation to the bicep tendon is called bicipital tendinitis, the bicep tendon is normally exposed to the anterior shoulder.
Commonly, this form of tendinitis affects what is known as the long head of the bicep tendon; this long fibrous thick cord connects the bicep to the bones in the shoulder.
The ways this can manifest include:
- Proximal bicep tendonitis at the shoulder
- A torn tendon at the proximal bicep at the shoulder
- Distal bicep tendonitis at the elbow
- Distal bicep tendon tear at the elbow
In most cases, bicep tendonitis is caused by the overuse and strain of the bicep muscle. In some cases, this condition can be caused due to an impact injury or an accident.
- This condition is not contagious.
- The recovery time is dependent on the patientâ€™s response to treatments
The symptoms of Bicipital tendonitis include:
- Tenderness near the tendon
- A constant dull pain near the affected tendon that doesnâ€™t fade
- Weakness near the shoulder and elbow
- Sharp, sudden pain at the shoulder and elbow that fades and recurs
- Bruising on the upper arm or near the elbow
- Difficulty rotating your palm
- Any change in the contour of the bicep in the upper arm
Self-diagnosable: It is most common to experience extreme sharp pains for moments that disappear and recur, a dull steady pain, limited movement, and weakness near the elbow or shoulder all indicate that there may be a problem with your bicep tendon. The most accurate diagnosis is done through an MRI after consulting your doctor.
People may Experience
- Pain in the upper arm
- Limited movement and mobility of the upper arm
Self-care: For mild tendonitis, heat and cold packs help, but for accurate and comprehensive help, please consult a doctor.
Medications: Doctors recommend painkillers for pain management, but the tendonitis usually heals itself; in extreme cases, it may need surgery.
Specialists: The best person to diagnose, manage, and treat this condition is an orthopedic surgeon. To accurately treat and manage bicipital tendonitis, please consult a doctor. You can consult specialists through mfine from the comfort of your home.