The biceps runs from the shoulder to the elbow and controls shoulder and elbow flexion (flex biceps). The biceps tendons anchor the main muscle bulk of the biceps to its bony attachments. A biceps tear can be a complete tear or a partial tear.
- Ongoing shoulder pain, and arm weakness
- Sudden sharp pain, popping sound when lifting object
- Bruising following pain
- Difficulty, weakness or pain when pushing off the ground or from a chiar
- Muscle deformity, ‘bulge of muscle in the arm’
The treatment of a biceps tear will depend on the severity and location of the tear. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are valuable in the treatment of a biceps tear.