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Biceps Tendinitis

Biceps Tendinitis is a common shoulder pathology which usually develops in younger athletic population due to repetitive overhead injuries. The patients suffering from this condition usually have to suffer pain, lesser range of motion & strength and impaired functional mobility. This pathology develops over the time with pain located at the front of the shoulder.

What do we mean by Biceps Tendinitis?

There are two parts of biceps muscles: the long head and the short head. The long head is usually affected with tendinitis. Biceps tendinitis is known as the inflammation of the tendon around the long head of biceps muscles. The most commonly irritated tendon is the one that attaches the top of the biceps muscles to the shoulder. Biceps tendinitis results due to the repetitive stress which in turn results into irritated, swollen and painful tendon.

What causes Biceps Tendinitis?

Excessive and abnormal forces applied across the tendon results into biceps tendinitis. Apart from this, several other conditions also contribute towards developing the condition including:

  • Tension and pulling of a tendon or muscle
  • Compression i.e. pushing, pinching or shearing
  • Weak rotator cuff and upper back muscles
  • Tight shoulder joints or muscles
  • Poor body mechanics
  • Overuse from certain types of work or sports
  • Gradual wear and tear
  • Continuous or repetitive shoulder actions
  • Abrupt increase in exercise routine
  • Age- relate bodily changes
  • Degeneration in a tendon
  • A direct injury to the shoulder.

What are the potential signs and symptoms of Biceps Tendinitis?

Biceps tendinitis is common amongst the athletes involved in swimming, throwing, gymnastics and other contact sports. Workers who are involved in overhead shoulder work or heavy lifting are at greater risk. The sufferers commonly report symptoms including:

  • Sharp pain in the front of shoulder
  • Tenderness in the front of the shoulder
  • Pain radiating towards neck down the arm
  • Feeling pain after every activity
  • Weakness around the shoulder joint
  • Catching or clicking sensation near top of the biceps
  • Pain aggravating with flexion, forearm supination or elbow flexion.

What are the Physical Treatments to treat Biceps Tendinitis?

Once you are diagnosed with Biceps Tendinitis your physical therapy will develop a customized treatment program while keeping your specific goals and condition in mind.  Your physical therapy may suggest:

  • Initially RICE; rest, ice, compression and evaluation may be suggested. He may also advice to avoid the activity aggravating the condition
  • Soft-tissue therapy, electrical stimulation or ultrasound therapy may be suggested
  • Series of stretching or strengthening exercises may be suggested to regain lost range of motion
  • Postural corrections may be suggested to correct the sitting and standing posture.
  • Physical therapists may also employ hands-on therapy to gently move or mobilize your shoulder
  • Functional training would be provided to prevent future injuries. He would point out and correct your faulty movement.

Contact Active Physical Therapy for the state-of-art treatment of any of your musculoskeletal disease. Our treatment modules are planned and coordinated according to the needs, requirements and urgencies of our patients. The treatment modules co-ordinated by us will not only cure your current ailment but also pose a check on the further ones.

Do You Want To Get Relief Of Your Pain?

Have you visited doctors, tried everything, and the pain still persists?

Now days pain has turn out to be the widespread disorder, a severe and costly public health problem. Most of us suffer from severe pain in our everyday life and many people try to get relief with painkillers. It warns us that something isn’t quite right, that we should take medicine or see a doctor. Pain is often experienced by everyone and is accompanied with strain, to a certain part of the body. It is the transmission of the nerves, communicating and passing nerve messages through the neurons.

Pain is basically of two types:

Acute pain mainly results from ailment, irritation, infection or injury to tissues. This type of pain normally comes all of a sudden. The source of acute pain can usually be diagnosed and treated and the ache is limited to a given period of time and severity. Rarely it can become chronic.

Chronic pain is extensively supposed to represent disease itself. Ecological and psychological factors can make it much worse. Chronic pain persists over a longer period of time as compared to acute pain and is resistant to most medical treatments.

Pain Relief and Physical Therapy

Sometimes pain treatment can be accomplished through physical therapy. Physical therapy involves the healing and avoidance of injuries. Physical Therapy helps to lighten pain, promote healing and restore function and movement. Physical Therapy is accomplished by a professionally skilled physiotherapist under the recommendation of a doctor.

Back Pain Relief

Back pain comes in many forms such as lower back pain, upper back pain, middle back pain or neuropathic pain. Frequent back pain causes comprises of nerve and muscular troubles, arthritis and degenerative disc infection. It is reasonable to consider back pain exercises and physical therapy for back treatment. The goal of physical therapy is to reduce back pain, enlarge function, and provide knowledge on a maintenance program to avoid further recurrences.

Knee Pain Relief

The Knee Joint is the major and most complex and therefore the most strained joint in the body. Physical therapy is essential to the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of many of the conditions that affect the knee joint and its surrounding supporting structures. Physical therapy for knee pain often includes ice, elevation, and muscle-toning exercises.

Neck Pain Relief

Physiotherapy for neck pain focuses on growth and improving the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine. The major goals of neck therapy are to stretch and strengthen muscles in the affected areas, accelerating the healing process by dropping neck pain and inflammation and making muscles more flexible and physically powerful.

Sciatica Pain Relief

Physical therapy for sciatica pain is one of the most frequent and popular conservative medicinal cure options. Physiotherapy consists of exercises and stretches which help to re-establish function and enlarge mobility and potency. The goal of physiotherapy is to find exercise activities that reduce sciatica pain by dropping stress on the nerve.

Physiotherapists play significant role in pain management through the different types of therapies and techniques. Physical therapy can help out patients with headache, back and neck pain, chronic circumstances connected to spinal injuries and various nerve injuries that generate constant pain. Physical therapy can also help patients to be aware of what they can and can’t do so they don’t keep creating situations that are contributing to their pain.