The biceps muscle, located at the front of your upper arm, is responsible for supination (motion of rotating the forearm from palm down to palm up) and stabilizing the shoulder. Injuries to this muscle may occur at two different locations, the elbow (distal biceps tendon rapture) or at the shoulder attachment (proximal biceps tendon rapture).
Both have a noticeable effect on the capabilities of the arm in terms of motion and strength and whereas it is possible to continue use of the arm even with either of these injuries, the capacity for movement and strength in the arm is significantly reduced and you may not be able to do some of the things you were able to do in the past with your arm.
In either case, biceps tendon repair is recommended where the orthopedic surgeon will use either shoulder arthroscopy or elbow arthroscopy (depending on the location of the injury) and repair the tendon through reattachment.
As a sporting person or living an active lifestyle, it is always advised to have any muscle tendon injuries examined even if the symptoms seem to be reducing so call us today on (352) 404-8956 to speak with an orthopedic surgeon.