A Biceps Tendon Tear can occur at the shoulder or at the elbow, can be partial or completely ruptured, and is most often injured by lifting a heavy item such as weights while working out or even while moving heavy furniture. A torn biceps can also occur if you twist it too far or fall on a straightened arm, this might happen in football
. Symptoms you may feel or experience is a sharp and sudden pain, swelling and bruising in the biceps area, having difficulty straightening or bending your arm, tenderness or weakness in the arm. If the biceps muscle is not completely torn, surgery is usually not required. Non-surgical treatment for a partial tendon tear includes pain relief and bringing the arm and muscle back to normal range of motion and strength. Rest and cold therapy along with compression and a supportive biceps brace or sleeve. A biceps brace is ideal support for athletes who have previously torn their tendon and are getting back into sport as well as for those who have a partial tear and are looking for a method of stabilizing the arm during recovery. Don’t let a biceps tendon tear keep you from staying in the game.