Rupture Biceps Tendon

A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of the biceps tendon.
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  • Sudden, sharp pain in the upper arm
  • Sometimes an audible pop or snap
  • Cramping of the biceps muscle with strenuous use of the arm
  • Bruising from the middle of the upper arm down toward the elbow
  • Pain or tenderness at the shoulder and the elbow
  • Weakness in the shoulder and the elbow
  • Difficulty turning the arm palm up or palm down
  • Because a torn tendon can no longer keep the biceps muscle tight, a bulge in the upper arm above the elbow ("Popeye Muscle") may appear, with a dent closer to the shoulder
  • Degeneration
  • Lifting a heavy object
  • Fall on outstretched arm
  • Soft tissue massage
  • ROM and stretching
  • Shoulder stabilization exercises
  • Upper extremity strengthening
  • Possible surgical intervention



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