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
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Systemic causes (which include diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism) resulting in AC constitutes the major bulk of patients 52 (57.8%), intrinsic causes (bicipital tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries and calcific tendinitis) were found in 17 (18.9%) of patients.
It is important to have an accurate differential diagnosis to rule out other pathologies such as rotator cuff tear, bicipital tendinitis, subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Bicipital tendinitis can affect the active shoulder movement and is diagnosed while pressing biceps tendon in bicipital groove on humerus which elicit tenderness and pain.
Pain or tenderness in the bicipital groove indicates bicipital tendinitis. (4,8)
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. (37) When impingement is not the cause of the inflammation, impingement signs are normally absent.
Bicipital tendinitis: The biceps tendon is located in the front of your shoulder and helps bend your elbow and mm your forearm.
This is based on level 2 evidence that NSAIDs are beneficial for rotator cuff tendinopathy and bicipital tendinitis, compared with placebo in a i to 2 week follow-up.
(7.) Becker DA, Cofield RH: Tenodesis of the long head of the biceps brachii for chronic bicipital tendinitis. J Bone Joint Surg 71A:376-380, 1989.
Examination was consistent with a diagnosis of bilateral de Quervain's tendinitis and left bicipital tendinitis. She was urged to avoid lifting her child when possible, and naproxen, 500 mg twice a day, was prescribed.