Biceps tendonitis

When the long head of the biceps gets inflamed it functions as a pain generator in the anterior aspect of the shoulder. Biceps tendonitis is characterized by:

  • Aching and tenderness on the anterior aspect of the shoulder
  • Pain when raising your arm or turning a screwdriver
  • Stiffness in the shoulder
  • Weakness with overhead lifting

This pain can come on suddenly with one motion or insidiously over time.

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