Biceps Tendonitis Treatment from Orthopedic Doctors in Louisville, KY

Dad holding young daughter Specialized treatment for biceps tendonitis is available at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic—an independently owned practice in Louisville, Kentucky, led by a renowned team of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and other experienced clinicians.

What is Biceps Tendonitis?

Biceps tendonitis is characterized by an irritated or inflamed upper biceps tendon—the tough, rope-like structure that connects the bicep muscle to the shoulder bones. This condition is caused by small “micro tears” that develop in the tendon as a result of overuse (which is often the case for athletes) or sudden, intense pressure on the tendon. The most common symptoms of biceps tendonitis include:

  • An ache or pain that travels down the bicep
  • Pain or tenderness around the front of the shoulder that intensifies during activity or overhead motions
  • A snapping sensation or noise when moving the shoulder

How is Biceps Tendonitis Treated?

For many patients, biceps tendonitis treatment involves a combination of conservative measures such as:

  • Temporary rest
  • Cold therapy with an ice pack
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory injections

Patients whose shoulder function does not improve with conservative biceps tendonitis treatment may be candidates for surgical care. Surgery for this condition is often minimally invasive and may involve repairing the damaged tendon or attaching it to the upper arm bone (biceps tenodesis).

No matter your situation, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic can provide a solution for your biceps tendonitis and help you return to the activities you enjoy. Contact our friendly professionals today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our biceps tendonitis treatment options. Or, request an appointment online when it’s convenient. We accept most health insurance plans and proudly serve adolescents, adults, and seniors in the Louisville area.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Sara G.
Dr. Richardson is the best! He did shoulder decompression surgery for me many moons ago and has continued to treat me for other shoulder, arm, and back issues since. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150