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Abrutyn, David A., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 215 Union Avenue, Suite B, Bridgewater
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren

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Barmakian, Joseph T., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
Barry, Peter F., DO, FACOI Internal Medicine 67 Walnut Avenue, Clark
Beams, Michael E., DO, FACMQ Family Medicine 67 Walnut Avenue, Clark
Black, Eric M., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
Boretz, Robert S., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 215 Union Avenue, Suite B, Bridgewater
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren
Bullek, David D., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

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Cappadona, Joseph, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 61 Beaverbrook Road, Lincoln Park

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Fischer, Evan S., MD Hand Surgery 75 E. Northfield Road, Livingston
103 Park Street, Montclair
Fox, Ross J., MD, FAAOS Hand Surgery 75 Bloomfield Avenue, Denville
385 Morris Avenue, Springfield

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Garberina, Matthew J., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights
Garcia, Jason P., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 741 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

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Ibarbia, Jose D., MD Physiatry 6 Brighton Road, Clifton

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Kanellakos, James G., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph
Kavanagh, Mark L., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 6 Brighton Road, Clifton
61 Beaverbrook Road, Lincoln Park
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren
Kocaj, Stephen, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park

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Niver, Genghis E., MD Hand Surgery 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
Nordstrom, Thomas J., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 215 Union Avenue, Suite B, Bridgewater

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Rao, Rajesh, MD Physiatry 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren
574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
Rizio, Louis, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 75 E. Northfield Road, Livingston
Rombough, Gary R., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 33 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
Rosa, Richard A., MD, FACS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 741 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Rubman, Marc H., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph

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Shindle, Michael, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
Siegel, Jeffrey A., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph

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Terry, Alon, MD Physiatry 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
Thrower, Albert B., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

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Wagshul, Adam D., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren

key facts about biceps tendon Injuries

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  • Overuse and repetitive motions of the arm your biceps tendon to weaken. This condition is called biceps tendonitis.
  • You may also experience a biceps tendon tear as a result of heavy lifting, a fall, or other sudden injury to the arm.
  • The symptoms of a biceps tendon tear may be felt in the shoulder or the elbow. If the tendon is completely torn, you may have felt a pop at the time of the injury and you may have a large bulge on your upper arm. You may not be able to raise or turn your arm.

what Are biceps tendon injuries?

A biceps tendon injury is a problem with the tendons that connect the muscle in the front part of your upper arm to the bones in your elbow and shoulder. You use the biceps muscle and tendons when you bend and turn your arm.

Tendons can be injured suddenly or they may be slowly damaged over time. You can have tiny or partial tears in your tendon. If you have a complete tear of your tendon, it is called a rupture.

Other tendon injuries may be called a strain, tendinosis, or tendinitis.

Symptoms may include:

  • Pain when you move your arm and shoulder, especially when you move your arm over your shoulder
  • Pain when you touch the front of your shoulder or when you do things like throwing
  • Swelling and bruising on the top of your arm
  • Trouble lifting or turning your arm, especially turning your palm up and down

how are biceps tendon injuries diagnosed and treated?

A Summit Medical Group shoulder and elbow specialist will examine the shoulder, bicep, and tendons to make an initial assessment. Typically, he or she will recommend a combination of X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to determine the exact extent of the damage. Our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine center offers all of these services under one roof. We are able to respond to urgent needs during our Sports Injury Hours or at our Urgent Care Centers.

  • You will need to change or stop doing the activities that cause pain until the tendon has healed and is no longer painful.
  • Your healthcare team may recommend stretching and strengthening exercises to help you heal.
  • You may need a cast or a sling for several weeks to keep your arm from moving while it heals.
  • If the pain does not go away, your provider may give you a shot of a steroid medicine. If your tendon is torn, you may need surgery to repair the tendon.
  • The pain often gets better within a few weeks with self-care, but some injuries may take several months or longer to heal. It’s important to follow all of your healthcare provider’s instructions.

how can i manage biceps tendon injury?

  • Follow your healthcare team's instructions, including any recommended exercises and physical therapy.
  • To help relieve swelling and pain:
    • Put an ice pack, gel pack, or package of frozen vegetables wrapped in a cloth on the injured area every 3 to 4 hours for up to 20 minutes at a time.
    • Do ice massage. To do this, freeze water in a Styrofoam cup, then peel the top of the cup away to expose the ice. Hold the bottom of the cup and rub the ice over the painful area for 5 to 10 minutes. Do this several times a day while you have pain.
    • Keep your arm up on pillows when you sit or lie down.
    • Take pain medicine, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or other medicine as directed by your provider. Read the label and take as directed. Unless recommended by your healthcare team, do not take for more than 10 days.
    • Moist heat may help relax your muscles and make it easier to move your arm. Put moist heat on the injured area for 10 to 15 minutes at a time before you do warm-up and stretching exercises. Moist heat includes heat patches or moist heating pads that you can purchase at most drugstores, a wet washcloth or towel that has been heated in the dryer, or a hot shower. Don’t use heat if you have swelling.

Source: Content is adapted from our Live Well Library, developed by RelayHealth. Copyright ©2014 McKesson Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.

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