The long head of biceps is approximately 9cm long and passes through a groove in the upper arm bone (Humerus) and is susceptible to injury. Biceps tendinopathy is when the long head of biceps becomes irritated leading to pain at the front of the shoulder. It is often associated with rotator cuff problems but can also occur alone.
Generally not indicated, if symptoms are not improving with conservative measures after 3 months a steroid injection may be considered.
Biceps TendinopathyShoulder Pain
GP Debenham Group Practice, IES CCG Prescribing and Diagnostics Lead
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