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Shoulder Tendon Tear

About Your Care and Condition

Tearing your shoulder tendon (at the bicep) is different than a rotator cuff injury. It usually happens in a moment, whether you're playing volleyball or reaching for something. Ice will hold you over, but seeing an orthopedic expert is a great idea. You want to protect your ability to use that arm. We'll assess the damage and we can talk about your options to fix it.

The bicep tendon attaches your upper arm muscle to shoulder and elbow bones. The severity of your injury depends on whether the tear is full or partial, and where it happens. If it tears at the shoulder, you may lose some strength. Multiple treatment options exist to help.