Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Can I Ease My Bicep Pain?

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 09:36 AM

Question: I am an athletic 50-year-old man and I’ve been suffering from tendonitis in my bicep. It’s been three months and it isn’t getting better. I took Levaquin for a prostate infection recently. Could this be the cause?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Bicipital tendonitis is not that uncommon. It’s hard to tell if Levaquin — a quinolone antibiotic — could be the cause of your tendonitis. Despite the widespread publicity of tendon problems from Levaquin, I have yet to see one case of bicipital tendonitis from quinolone antibiotic use. I recommend that you seek specialty consultation from an orthopedic specialist to help answer your question. An MRI should be able to differentiate between a tendon injury and a drug-induced tendon problem.

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Bicipital tendonitis is not uncommon, and can be caused by a tendon injury or drug-induced problem.
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