Bicipital tendonitis is very common and can be VERY painful. It is very easy to diagnose but can be very difficult to treat if you cannot rest from whatever activity is aggravating it. For this reason, it is very common that athletes resort to surgery to manage their pain, as their scholarships/jobs depend on their ability to perform. CAUTION: Surgery for the short head of the biceps tendon is usually TENODESIS, which removes the tendon and reattaches it elsewhere, rendering portions of the muscle useless. Tenodesis surgery is very effective at eliminating pain, however, CAM Clinic Doctors only suggest that you undergo this procedure if alternative therapies have failed.

If you suspect that you have bicipital tendonitis, avoid any motions that cause clicking or popping in the painful area and come into CAM Clinic to have a Doctor exam the shoulder.