bicipital tendinitis

biceps tendinitis

Inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon, which is a common cause of shoulder pain.

Aetiology
Increased activity of biceps or shoulder, especially if repetitious (overuse syndromes); impingement; isolated injury. Secondary causes include compensation for rotator cuff disorders, labral tears and intra-articular pathology. Biceps tendinitis is particularly common in overhead athletes—e.g., baseball pitchers, swimmers, gymnasts, racquet sport enthusiasts, and rowing/kayak athletes.

Clinical findings
Aching shoulder pain aggravated by shoulder movement or resisted flexion of biceps muscle. Most patients have not had an acute traumatic event.

Management
RICE, NSAIDs.

bicipital tendinitis

Rheumatology Tendinitis of the biceps brachii Etiology ↑ Activity of biceps or shoulder, especially if repetitious Clinical Shoulder pain aggravated by shoulder movement or resisted flexion of biceps muscle Management Rest, NSAIDs, RICE
References in periodicals archive ?
Anterior instability and bicipital tendinitis, common causes of shoulder pain in the baseball pitcher, result from the extremes of motion that occur during arm cocking.
Bicipital tendinitis is a relatively common cause of shoulder pain in the throwing athlete.
Athletes with bicipital tendinitis will complain of pain over the anterior aspect of the shoulder.
51) The absence of these positive signs does not preclude a diagnosis of bicipital tendinitis.
Additional symptoms and signs of bicipital tendinitis and rotator cuff pathology may also be present.
Becker DA, Cofield RH: Tenodesis of the long head of the biceps brachii for chronic bicipital tendinitis.