Strain or a damage to the front, upper arm muscle is known as a bicep injury. A bicep injury often affects the connective tissue that permits movement, which can make it difficult to move your arm. Falls, overuse, and overloading the bicep muscle can lead to pain and weakness in your biceps.
Renowned orthopedic doctors at Dignity Health North State hospitals treat arm pain and help prevent bicep injuries in Northern California. Find a Doctor online to begin expert care for a bicep injury at a hospital near you.
Symptoms of a Bicep Injury
The symptoms of a damaged bicep can range, depending on the severity and location. With a bicep injury, you can experience discomfort from the shoulder down to the elbow.
Common symptoms of bicep tendonitis, a torn bicep, and other bicep injuries include:
- Shoulder or upper arm tenderness
- Mild or severe shoulder or upper arm pain
- Popping sounds or sensations in the shoulder
Trusted Treatment for a Torn or Strained Bicep at Dignity Health North State
Your orthopedic specialist will help you choose a treatment after listening to all of your symptoms, assessing your medical history, and reviewing results from a physical exam and all necessary imaging exams. Depending on your health history and injury, your doctor may recommend any of the following treatments.
For a mild injury, self-treatment with over-the-counter medicine, rest, and ice packs may heal the injury. With at-home care, reducing inflammation and preventing further damage is the goal. As always, your doctor will be available to respond to changes in your symptoms or condition.
In our physical therapy program, your orthopedist will oversee a personalized treatment plan that helps you strengthen your arm. Experienced physical therapists will teach you how to stretch and move your arms without causing further damage.
To relieve severe and recurring inflammation, your doctor may use powerful anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroid shots. These injections are administered by an expert and can offer quick relief from pain and inflammation.
Our orthopedic surgeons are trained in noninvasive surgery to repair bicep tendons and muscles.
At Dignity Health North State, effective, personalized treatment will guide your plan of care for a bicep injury. Schedule an appointment today to learn which treatment plan is best for you.
Dignity Health North State hospitals offer expert orthopedic care for a bicep injury in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.