The biceps muscles are located at the front of your upper arm. The biceps have two tendons (tough strips of tissue that allow you to move your limbs) that connect it to the bones of the shoulder and another tendon that connects it to the bone of the elbow.
Types of biceps tendon injuries include:
- Biceps tendon tears: damage to a tendon can occur at the shoulder or elbow
- Biceps tendonitis: inflammation (swelling) or irritation of the tendon connecting the biceps to the shoulder
- Shoulder tears: damage to the tendon connecting the biceps to the shoulder
- Elbow (distal biceps tendon) tears: damage to the tendon that connects the biceps to the elbow
- Bruise on the upper arm or forearm near the elbow
- Difficulty rotating your arm from a “palm down” to a “palm up” position
- Feeling of a pop when the injury occurs
- Sudden, severe pain in the upper part of your arm or at the elbow
- Weakness in the affected shoulder and/or elbow
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