Even though the biceps tendons are quite tough, they can become inflamed from repetitive movements and the natural aging process. Commonly located in the long head biceps tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the front of the shoulder, biceps tendonitis causes patients to experience bicep pain during movement that involves the front of the shoulder. Dr. Matthew Provencher, orthopedic shoulder specialist serving the Vail, Aspen, Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado area, specializes in diagnosing and treating biceps tendonitis.
Repetitive shoulder movement and overuse are the main causes of biceps tendonitis, but the shoulder condition may also affect active individuals and athletes as they age and the shoulder joint begins to wear out. Other common shoulder injuries can cause bicep pain and inflammation, including a rotator cuff injury, bone spurs, shoulder trauma, shoulder arthritis, and multi-directional instability.