Biceps Tendonopathy

The long head of the biceps tendon attaches the upper bicep to the bones in the shoulder. Bicep tendonopathies usually occur as a result of repetitive overhead activities of the shoulder joint like swimming, baseball or tennis to name a few. Overtime our tendons slowly weaken and break down. With the added stress of repetitive movements causing strain to them, eventually injury can occur to the biceps tendon in conjunction with other shoulder problems. Symptoms can include pain in the front of the shoulder or in the front of the arm which becomes worse with overhead activities and use. Sometimes a snapping sound or sensation can be heard and felt in the anterior shoulder. Treatments of these conditions usually involve a combination of chiropractic care, rehabilitation, Active Release Technique, Functional Range Release, Graston, Kinesiotape or Acupuncture.