Biceps Tendinopathy is an umbrella term for several types of pain and injury that affect the biceps tendon.
- Biceps tendonitis/tendinitis (inflammed tendon)
- Biceps tendinosis (non-inflammed degenerative tendon)
- Biceps tenosynovitis (inflammed tendon sheath)
- Ruptured biceps tendon (secondary to degeneration or tear)
The biceps (biceps brachii) is made up of two different muscle bundles in the upper arm between the shoulder and elbow. It is a tri-articulate muscle, meaning it works across 3 joints.
- Proximal radioulnar joint (upper forearm)
- Humeroulnar joint (elbow)
- Glenohumeral joint (shoulder)
The biceps tendon attaches muscles to the shoulder in two separate places, helping to bend the elbow and rotate the forearm. Biceps Tendinopathy (pain or injury to the biceps tendon) has several causes, including overuse, joint instability, trauma, and degeneration. Symptoms range from mild to severe pain in different areas of the arm, depending on the specific cause and location of the biceps tendon injury.
Treatment options vary based on the cause of the tendinopathy and symptoms presented.
How Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) & Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat Biceps Tendinopathy:
Biceps Tendinopathy rarely occur in isolation. Treatment is based on the type of tendinopathy, as well as the underlying cause. Tendinopathies are soft tissue injuries. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy focus on soft tissue repair and regeneration, making this treatment option a great match for biceps tendinopathy.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy provide a safe and effective treatment option for musculoskeletal ailments. Tendon injuries, such as those that cause the underlying issues behind biceps tendinopathies, are traditionally slow to heal themselves. Platelet-rich plasma injection, combined with adult stem cell therapy, accelerates the healing of these injuries by delivering an injection of concentrated growth factors directly to the injury site, stimulating a large healing response from the body.
PRP can provide relief for patients who have already tried traditional treatment options. It is quickly becoming one of the most requested and most effective methods of treating biceps tendinopathies.
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