Pain in the upper arm, near the shoulder region is commonly reported by individuals who indulge in repetitive motion of the arm. Neglecting this pain could lead to a more serious injury, bicep tendonitis. The bicep muscle in our arm is held together in place by tendons that connect it to the shoulder bone in the top and radius at the bottom. Sportsmen such as baseball, basketball and golf players who have to deal with extensive use of their upper arm for repeated motions are continuously at risk of injuring a tendon. Kinesio taping can offer an affordable solution with its various bicep taping techniques.
What is biceps tendinitis?
The tendons connecting the bicep muscle (responsible for the curling motion) on both the ends, shoulder (upper) and elbow (lower), tend to get irritated or inflamed due to rigorous repetitive motion. Biceps tendinitis is generally observed on the upper part of your arm, in the shoulder region but there have been cases of tendinitis in the elbow region too. It causes pain in the front of the shoulder making it difficult to move. The pain in the shoulder is peaks during sleeping hours and during waking up. The tendons might also get torn while lifting heavy objects or trauma to the shoulder, interfering in normal function.