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Tender biceps, pain while moving the arm. Reason and treatment?

Ever since I got a flu shot, my bicept has been tender (3 1/2 months of tenderness) It is sore when I move it - eg. can not put arm behind my back, some lateral movements pull the muscle causing pain. I do not think it is rotator cuff (even though some of the movements that I can not do are typical of rotator cuff injury) because I can rotate my shoulder without pain. It is quick or sudden motion that seems to cause the sharp pain in my bicept - in particular in the region of the entry site of the flu shot. What are your thoughts about what it might be and how to treat this.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
According to your description , pain and tenderness over your biceps seems to be inflammatory in nature.
I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of arm and rule out any infective cause.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
You can consult me again directly through my profile
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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