Are you suffering from symptoms of a Biceps Tendon Rupture?

The Omaha Shoulder & Elbow Specialists at MD West ONE can properly diagnose and treat Biceps Tendon Rupture through non-surgical and surgical treatments. If you have the following symptoms, you may want to make an appointment with one of our Board Certified Specialists.

Biceps tendon rupture symptoms can be debilitating and can vary depending on which tendons are affected. People with biceps tendon rupture may experience a lump on their upper arm as a result of their torn tendon being unable to tighten. This appearance has given biceps tendon rupture the nickname "Popeye Muscle."

Other biceps tendon rupture symptoms may include:

  • Sudden sharp pain in the elbow or shoulder
  • Radiating pain in the upper arm
  • Popping sounds
  • Weakness
  • Limited range of motion

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Biceps Tendon Rupture: Non-surgical and Surgical Treatment(s)

What is Biceps Tendon Rupture?

A biceps tendon rupture is a painful condition that occurs when one of the biceps tendons tears. When functioning properly, the upper end of the biceps muscle is divided into two separate sections called the long head and the short head. The long head passes over the head of the humerus (upper arm) and attaches to the glenoid (shoulder socket). The short head passes in front of the humerus and attaches to a bony protrusion, called the coracoid, on the shoulder blade.

When the tendons that connect the bicep muscles to the elbow and shoulder are ruptured, it can cause pain, weakness, and instability in the arm.

Are there any non-surgical treatments?

There are many biceps tendon rupture treatment options out there. While there are non-surgical and surgical treatments, some may be addressed with simple at-home methods.

Some biceps tendon rupture treatments include:

Mild to moderate proximal biceps tendon tears often recover with simple non-surgical methods, such as:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • NSAIDs
  • Physical therapy

What if the non-surgical options do not work for me?

If the biceps tendon tear is severe, it may need surgical intervention. Patients may opt for biceps tenodesis if they have suffered deformity in the arm. Biceps tenodesis surgery attaches the tendon to the bicipital groove, fixing the bulging appearance.

A biceps tendon rupture can keep you from doing things you love. Start the road to recovery by scheduling an appointment with a physician today!

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