Biceps Tendinitis: Upper Back Issues & Causes

Irritation of Biceps Tendons

Two tendons attach to the biceps: One connects over the humeral head into the shallow GH joint on the scapula; the other attaches to the coracoid process, a bony protrusion on the scapula. When students complain of pain in the front of the shoulder, it can mean one or both of these biceps tendons are irritated. A likely culprit is poor alignment of the shoulders in Chaturanga. When lowering, the biceps tendons can easily become overstretched and even tear. – Jill Miller