Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)

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Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. With this injury, one of the tendons anchoring your biceps muscle is torn. It may be torn partially or completely. Because the biceps is attached with two separate tendons, you may find that you can still use your biceps muscle even if one tendon is completely torn.

What is a biceps tendon tear (at the shoulder)?

This detailed video explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments of a biceps tendon tear (at the shoulder). Treatment options may include rest, ice, medications and therapy. You may need surgery to repair the tendon. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.