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Biceps tendinitis

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The biceps tendon is connected to the biceps muscle on the front of your forearm and runs through the front part of your shoulder joint. 

Inflammation of this tendon (biceps tendinitis or bicipital tnedinitis) causes pain when you bring your arm forward or flex your elbow, and you may feel tenderness over the biceps tendon that lies in front of your shoulder joint.

Very occasionally the biceps tendon may rupture, causing bruising just above the elbow. This doesn’t cause any problems with movement, but your biceps muscle may bunch.

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