Bicipital Tendonitis

Bicipital Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon where it connects the biceps muscle to the bones in the shoulder. Causes of Bicipital Tendonitis can include age related degeneration of the tendon, degeneration from occupations and sports activities requiring repetitive overhead motions, tendon impingement, shoulder joint instability, and trauma. This condition often coincides with other shoulder conditions, including Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome, rotator cuff tears, and labral tears. Some general symptoms are a deep throbbing ache in the front of the shoulder, pain that radiates from the front of the shoulder to the elbow, pain when lifting the arm overhead or out to the side, muscle weakness, and clicking or snapping with shoulder movements.

Post Exercise Muscle Soreness

Post Exercise Muscle Soreness or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a common experience for someone who is just beginning a new exercise program, adding increased difficulty to an existing exercise program, or is participating in unaccustomed or unfamiliar exercise or intensity. DOMS develops after a bit of a delay, often after sleeping, and generally peaks as much as a 24 to 72 hours later. DOMS symptoms of the shoulder include a sickly feeling in the muscles (known as Muscle Fever), muscle weakness, severe muscle tightness, soreness, loss of range of motion, and reduced muscle strength. At times the discomfort can be severe enough to be mistaken for muscle strain or injury; but once the symptoms subside, this uncomfortable, adaptive process enables the muscles to become stronger and tolerate more challenging workouts.

Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow/Golfer's Elbow)

Epicondylitis is a form of tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) causing pain in the elbow and forearm. There are two types of Epicondylitis. Lateral Epicondylitis, or Tennis Elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow joint. The forearm muscles and tendons become injured due to overuse, which leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow. Athletes are not the only ones who develop Tennis Elbow, studies have shown that people in occupations, such as, painters, plumbers, carpenters, auto workers, cooks, and jobs requiring repetitive weight lifting can frequently develop this condition. Symptoms of Tennis Elbow include: Pain in the elbow or forearm that begins mildly and slowly worsens over several months, pain or burning on the outer part of the elbow, and weak grip strength. Medial Epicondylitis, or Golfer’s Elbow, is inflammation of the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow on the inside of the elbow joint. Golfer’s Elbow is generally caused by the overuse of the muscles in the forearm that allow gripping, rotation of the arm, and wrist flexion, leading to tiny tears in the tendons. Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow include: Pain or tenderness on the inner side of the elbow that can spread to the forearm and wrist, stiffness of the elbow joint, muscle weakness, and numbness or tingling. Golfer’s Elbow is less common than Tennis Elbow, however, people who develop Tennis Elbow can also develop Golfer’s Elbow if they repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers in gripping motions.