Biceps Tenodesis


What other treatment options did you try before deciding to have surgery?

jbschrades responded on Feb 5, 2020, 9 months after having this procedure. He was 42 years old at the time.

I tried two cortisone shots, three different physical therapists (including dry needling), several massage (body work) therapists, and yoga. The last physical therapy batch was probably the most helpful. However, still had pretty significant pain when stretching overhead. Overall, I dealt... (more)

What was your recovery like?

KKElenca tweeted on June 14, 2021.

@Terrysan I’m still wearing it when out of the house, but weaning that down, and off and on at home. I’ve got clearance to try driving. Slept two night now without, and about a week before that with it in my own bed. Recovery is slow as hell for a SLAP tear and biceps tenodesis 🙃

How long did it take you to recover?

jbschrades responded on Jan 10, 2020, 8 months after having this procedure. He was 42 years old at the time.

Recovery took longer than I expected. It was a good six months before I was able to do some of the exercises that were painful before. And even then there was still stiffness in my shoulder. Since then the stiffness has gradually lessened.


Biceps tenodesis is a surgery to repair the biceps tendon. This procedure is typically used when the biceps tendon causes pain in and around the shoulder.