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How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Long Head of Biceps Tendinopathy

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Long head of biceps tendinopathy is a condition caused by inflammation or irritation of the long head of the biceps tendon. It is commonly associated with shoulder pain, elbow pain, and upper arm pain. For those who experience this condition, it may be difficult to perform everyday activities. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help manage the symptoms. One such treatment is chiropractic care.

What is the Long Head of Biceps Tendinopathy?

The long head of biceps tendinopathy (LHBT) is an overuse injury that occurs when the long head of the biceps tendon becomes inflamed or irritated due to repetitive strain or excessive use. The most common symptom is pain in the shoulder, elbow, and/or upper arm that worsens with certain movements or activities. LHBT can also cause a decreased range of motion in these areas as well as weakness in the affected muscle group(s).

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractors can help reduce pain and improve function through various treatments including manual treatments, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle modifications. Manual treatments help to relieve pain by increasing blood flow to the affected area and relaxing tight muscles and connective tissues surrounding it. Therapeutic exercises are designed to strengthen weak muscles and improve the range of motion in order to reduce pain and promote healing. Lifestyle modifications may include avoiding activities that worsen symptoms, using braces or splints for support during activities that require repetitive movement, or wearing supportive footwear for extra cushioning when needed.

Chiropractic doctors may also recommend additional treatments such as acupuncture or massage therapy to further reduce pain and promote healing in cases where LHBT is severe or chronic. In addition to these treatments, they may advise patients on how to properly stretch and warm up before physical activity as well as how to modify their daily routine in order to avoid further aggravation of their condition.

The long head of biceps tendinopathy can cause debilitating pain but with proper management, it’s possible to return back to your normal activities again! If you’re experiencing shoulder, elbow, or upper arm pain then it’s important that you seek professional advice from a chiropractor who will be able to assess your individual case and provide tailored treatment plans for your specific needs.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or one of the other Waterloo chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

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Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC

Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC

Chiropractor, Clinic Director
Dr. Tyler Baron is a Chiropractic Doctor at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Baron takes a functional approach to care, utilizing his background in kinesiology, and advanced knowledge of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA). He has also received certifications in advanced manual techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy (ART).