I had a SLAP repair and capsular shift on my right shoulder in 2005 followed by rehab. After a long and painful recovery, pain returned in earnest last fall and I have had an excruciating burning/tearing sensation in both biceps that is present at rest, but increases during activity. I've traced it down my arms by pressing on my shoulder, and the pain exactly follows the track of my biceps tendon. It's most intense at the attachments and in the middle of the muscle... I still have more or less 80% full range of motion, but am not able to find relief from pain... I got an MRI and it showed there was scarring on my biceps tendon (long head)... Orthopedics MDs aren't interested because there isn't something straightforward to cut/stitch. I don't know where to go with this and am getting desperate and depressed... The pain is so intense I'm nauseated, but I hate taking pain pills. I take lots of vitamins, have no immune problems and work in a service profession... I'm 26 and was, prior to my shoulder injury, very active....
Why are my biceps tendons tearing? What can I do? Who could I go to?
Thank you for anything you might be able to suggest... Please help!
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