Biceps Tendonitis Condition

Biceps tendonitis treatment relies on osteopathic manipulation, stretches, and other techniques to address tendon irritation and inflammation, reducing chronic pain, weakness, and other symptoms.


Biceps Tendonitis Treatment in New York City

Biceps tendonitis treatment can include tissue manipulation and other osteopathic techniques designed to decrease inflammation, improve range of motion, and reduce symptoms like pain and tingling.

What is Biceps Tendonitis?

Biceps tendonitis is a condition in which the main tendon connecting the shoulder to the upper arm becomes inflamed, typically due to overexertion, wear and tear, or injury. This can cause pain in the front of your shoulder, as well as in the affected arm. In addition, patients with this condition typically experience weakness in the shoulder and arm, and other symptoms.

These types of conditions are commonly seen among athletes, as well as those who regularly lift weights or perform other rigorous upper body exercises. Because the biceps muscle is responsible for aiding in shoulder stability, any injury or disability in this tendon can severely impact physical activity. In the severest cases, surgery may be required to repair the impacted tendon. In most instances, however, noninvasive osteopathic treatment can be an effective way to treat this type of tendonitis.

What Causes this Condition?

Your bicep muscles and tendons are used in many ways each day. As a result, it is not uncommon to overexert the tendons, leading to aches and soreness caused by micro tears in the tissue. However, there are a variety of reasons why this tendonitis may occur, including:

  • Repetitive motions, such as arm and shoulder movements common in many sports
  • Sudden overload of the tendon
  • Physical injuries, like the trauma experienced in an automobile accident or fall
  • Damage to this tendon can occur at either end of the biceps, leading to pain at either the shoulder or elbow.

When tendon tears occur near the shoulder, they are referred to as proximal biceps tears. Tears near the elbow are called distal biceps tears. The latter are less common and occur primarily due to injuries.

What Are the Symptoms of Biceps Tendonitis?

This type of tendonitis is usually accompanied by sharp pain in either the upper arm region and shoulder or near the elbow. The location of the pain is typically dependent on the location of the injury. Other symptoms can include:

  • Loss of mobility, particularly in arm rotation
  • Weakness in the shoulder, arm, or elbow
  • Bruising at either end of the upper arm
  • Noticeable changes in the shape of the front of the bicep

How We Can Help

Timely and appropriate treatment is important to prevent long-term damage to the tendons. For cases that do not require surgery, osteopathic care can help to relieve pain, improve mobility, and expedite the healing process. Commonly used treatment options include manual manipulation, exercise regimens, and education about helpful lifestyle changes. Leonid Tafler, D.O. has the experience and expertise you need to properly heal and get on the path to a full recovery.


Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder-related conditions can be due to wear and tear, injury, or repetitive use, and can result in pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling in the upper extremities.

Biceps TendonitisFrozen ShoulderRotator Cuff InjuriesShoulder ImpingementShoulder PainShoulder Tendonitis/Bursitis

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with tendonitis of the biceps or other shoulder pain, contact us today. We will schedule your appointment, confirm your diagnosis, and work with you to devise an effective treatment plan to manage your condition, alleviate pain and other symptoms, and help restore your lost quality of life.

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Biceps Tendonitis Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!