Surgical Treatment of Biceps Tendonitis

If the pain results from shoulder instability or from pressure on the tendon from the shoulder bones, arthroscopic surgery may be recommended. Small instruments are inserted through small punctures in the skin to examine the shoulder joint and anchor the tendon properly.


Following surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon will prescribe a rehabilitation program that includes stretching and strengthening exercises. Regaining movement early is important, but you will want to get your physician’s approval before returning to sports or doing any heavy lifting.

For causes, symptoms and non-surgical treatment options, click here.

If you have questions about surgical options or want to make an appointment with one of our sports medicine experts to discuss your condition, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators at 407.303.4204 and they’ll be happy to help you.