Bicep Tendonitis Diagnosis and Treatment Available in Houston, TX
Bicep tendonitis, or biceps tendinitis, is one of the many conditions our medical experts treat at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas in Houston. This condition occurs when repeated overhead arm movements irritate the tendon of the upper biceps. The tendon becomes inflamed and thickens, which leads to symptoms of pain, tenderness, and achiness in the front of the shoulder and upper arm. These symptoms may worsen when the shoulder is engaged in arm movements, such as lifting a heavy item.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain or other symptoms related to bicep tendonitis, you can visit one of our offices in Houston, TX, to receive a diagnosis. At Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas, our physicians will perform a physical examination of your upper arm and shoulder to identify areas of tenderness and measure your range of motion.
Treatment for bicep tendonitis generally starts with nonsurgical methods, including:
- Resting the shoulder and arm
- Cold compresses
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
Typically, one or more of these treatments will improve your condition and adequately reduce symptoms of tendonitis. However, if the condition worsens or does not respond to other treatments, surgery may be recommended. Our fellowship-trained physicians are highly experienced in minimally invasive procedures, and can often provide effective treatment on-site at one of our Houston, TX, offices.
Contact Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas today to schedule an appointment. We diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the hand, wrist, and arm, including bicep tendonitis, helping our patients in and around the Houston, TX, area find relief from their symptoms and return to their normal daily activities.