Bicipital tendinitis is an inflammation of one of the tendons that
attach the muscle (biceps) on the front of the upper arm bone (humerus) to the
shoulder joint. The inflammation usually occurs along the groove (bicipital
groove) where the tendon passes over the humerus to attach just above the
shoulder joint. See a picture of the
They're easy to confuse. But a dislocated shoulder and a separated shoulder are two distinct injuries. Here's the rundown.
Dislocated shoulder. In this injury, a fall or blow causes the top of your arm bone to pop out of the shoulder socket.
Unlike a lot of joints in your body -- your elbow, for instance -- the shoulder is incredibly mobile. You can twist and move your upper arm in almost any direction. But there's a price for this ease of movement. The shoulder joint is inherently unstable,...