A to Z: Biceps Tendonitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about biceps tendonitis and how it's treated.proximal, distal, bicep, biceps, muscles, tendons, irritation, irritated, sore, pain, painful, swollen, arm injuries, elbow, shoulder, sports injuries, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, biceps tendonitis, tendonitis, tendinitis, tendins, overuse, over use, repetative, rsi, rsis10/26/201203/20/201909/02/20194c7899f6-7151-4ba9-9524-a530ee1b0011https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-biceps-tendonitis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Biceps Tendinopathy; Bicipital Tendonitis; Biceps Tendinitis</strong></p> <p>Biceps tendonitis is an irritation of one of the tendons that attaches the biceps <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">muscle</a> to the shoulder or elbow.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Tendonitis simply means a tendon is swollen or irritated. Tendons are tough, cord-like tissues that allow muscles to pull on bones, helping us move.</p> <p>The biceps tendons are at the top and bottom of the biceps muscle. The tendon that attaches the lower part of the biceps to the elbow is the <strong>distal</strong> tendon. The tendons that attach the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder are the <strong>proximal</strong> tendons.</p> <p>Biceps tendonitis is usually an overuse injury caused by repeatedly moving the arm or elbow in the same way. In young people, biceps tendonitis is often a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports injury</a>.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most cases of biceps tendonitis heal on their own with rest and simple home treatment. However, without rest and treatment, tendonitis can become worse.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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