Biceps Tendonitis Symptoms, Remedies & More

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2. What Is Biceps Tendonitis?

Biceps tendonitis is irritation or inflammation in what’s known as the long head of the biceps tendon. It’s most often seen in athletes but can occur in non-athletic people who repeatedly make the same overhead motions with the affected arm.

Biceps tendonitis that arises naturally from the aging process, usually called biceps tendinosis, typically progresses slowly, whereas acute biceps tendonitis occurs with a sudden load or repetitive overhead motion. As people age, normal wear breaks down the tendon tissue, weakening and inflaming it.1‘Biceps Tendinitis.’ Ortho Info. www.orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/biceps-tendinitis.

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