This is a problem with a tendon in your elbow. It’s
called the “distal biceps tendon.” It connects the
biceps muscle of your upper arm to the radius bone
at the elbow. With this condition, the tendon
becomes painfully inflamed or irritated.
Tendonitis is caused by intense activity that puts a
lot of strain on your elbow. It’s also caused by
overuse. Bending the elbow or twisting the wrist
over and over again can cause it. Biceps tendonitis
is a problem for weightlifters, gymnasts, and rock
climbers. It’s also a problem for laborers who do a
lot of work with their arms. You raise your risk if you
suddenly increase your activity level, especially if
you don’t use good training techniques.
Tendonitis causes pain at the front of your elbow. It
hurts more when you bend your elbow, or when you
turn your palm up. Your forearm may feel weak.
Treatment options include rest, ice, medications,
and physical therapy. If these don’t help, you may
need surgery. Your healthcare provider can create
a plan that’s right for you.