Are you experiencing arm pain while throwing a football? The bicep tendon connects the biceps muscle in the upper arm to the elbow. The tendon acts like a tough connective tissue. The inflammation of this tendon is bicep tendonitis.
Physiotherapy for bicep tendonitis can be helpful to decrease pain, improve shoulder strength and range of motion, as well as improve functional mobility and use of your arm.
Although symptoms may vary from patient to patient, it is likely that you may be experiencing one or more of the following if you have biceps tendonitis:
- Anterior (front) shoulder pain that is sharp in nature
- Difficulty/pain with throwing a ball
- An audible “clicking” or a “catching” sensation in the shoulder joint
- The presence of a dull/ache after any overhead activity
- Difficulty carrying heavier items with the elbow bent
- Tenderness over the biceps closer to the shoulder joint
Causes of Bicep Tendonitis can include :
- General wear and tear.
- Overuse of a tendon in a repetitive motion.
- Poor posture.
- Lifting something heavy.
- Poor technique while playing sports.
- Shoulder impingement.
Treatment for Bicep Tendonitis with a Physiotherapist:
- Muscle strengthening exercises.
- Manual therapy.
- Functional training.
- Pain management.
- Heat / Ice.
- Electrical Stimulation.
- Dry Needling.
When to see a Physiotherapist for Bicep Tendonitis:
As soon as you’re experiencing any symptoms. Contact us at Vancity Physio and one of our expert Physiotherapists would love to help you get back to feeling great and doing the activities you love!