Biceps Tendon Injuries
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
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What is Biceps Tendon Injuries?
The biceps are located at the front of the upper arm. It consists of two tendons that attach it to the bones of the scapula of the shoulder and one tendon attaches it to the radius bone of the elbow. These tendons are tissues that connect the muscles to bones and facilitate the movement of limbs.
Injuries to the biceps tendons are caused by micro-tears in the tendon, also known as tendonitis. These injuries can be proximal tendonitis at the shoulder or distal tendonitis at the elbow.
What are the causes of Biceps Tendon Injuries?
There are two major causes of this condition which are:
- Injury: It may be caused due to lifting heavy materials or direct injury to the tendons. It is the more common cause of the biceps tendon.
- Overuse: It may lead to wear and tear of the tendons in time. This mostly happens with aging or due to repetitive motion in individuals involved in sports such as tennis, swimming, etc.
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