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What is a biceps tendon tear?

The biceps tendon is a strong and flexible cord that connects the biceps muscle to the bones within the shoulder. A biceps tendon tear is a type of injury occurs when the tendon becomes partially or completely frayed or damaged. Many patients with biceps tendon tears also have accompanying rotator cuff tears or labral tears.


What are the symptoms of a biceps tendon tear?

  • Tenderness or pain in the front of the shoulder that worsens with activity, overhead lifting or reaching behind the body
  • Pain or achiness traveling down the upper arm
  • Occasional snapping sensation in the front of the shoulder

What treatment options are available?

If the symptoms persist, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yoon, a specialist in biological treatments in Los Angeles. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed and a treatment plan can then be discussed based on the findings.