Biceps tendinitis is a common shoulder injury that causes inflammation and pain in the biceps tendon. It is often caused by repetitive overhead motions, such as throwing a ball or lifting weights. If you are struggling with the pain of biceps tendinitis, physical therapy can help to reduce your discomfort and restore mobility to your shoulder. Let’s take a look at how physical therapy can help treat biceps tendinitis.
What Is Biceps Tendinitis?
Biceps tendinitis is an inflammation of the bicep tendon, which connects the muscle of your upper arm to the shoulder joint. This condition can cause severe pain in the bicep area, as well as weakness and reduced range of motion in your shoulder joint. Biceps tendinitis is most commonly caused by overuse or overexertion activities that involve repetitive overhead motions like throwing a ball, reaching above your head, or lifting heavy objects.
How Can Physical Therapy Help?
Physical therapy is an effective way to treat biceps tendinitis. A physical therapist will first assess your condition and create a customized treatment plan that focuses on reducing pain and restoring mobility to your shoulder joint. Your therapist may recommend exercises that target the muscles around the affected area, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises for your entire arm and shoulder region. Additionally, they may recommend other treatments such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation therapy to reduce inflammation and improve healing time.
Your physical therapist will also provide you with guidance on how best to modify your daily activities in order to reduce strain on your shoulders while avoiding further injury or flare-ups of biceps tendinitis. In some cases, they may also suggest lifestyle changes such as maintaining proper posture while sitting or sleeping, wearing supportive braces during activities that involve overhead movement, or avoiding certain activities altogether while allowing time for healing.
Physical therapy is an excellent way to treat bicep tendonitis and restore mobility to your shoulder joint. A qualified physical therapist will be able to assess your condition and create a customized treatment plan tailored specifically for you with exercises designed for reducing pain and restoring mobility in addition to offering advice on lifestyle modifications that can further aid in recovery from this common injury. If you are suffering from bicep tendonitis symptoms like pain, stiffness, swelling, weakness, or reduced range of motion in your shoulder joint then consider visiting a qualified physical therapist today!
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