I had it so bad in both arms, couldn't do chins, lat pulls, any curling what so ever (hammer curls were the worse). Even holding a coffee cup hurt when I put the cup down.
I stayed off of all the things that were irritating, stopped lifting for 2 months in conjunction with ibuprofen in large does and massage therapy but just couldn't shake the pain.
Finally went to the Orthopedic and took cortisone in both arms. Laid off the same exercises I mentioned above but did those that previously didn't irritate (bench, shoulder press, legs, one arm rows focusing on not using the bicep, etc)
After a couple of months, I got slowly back into the curls, chins, lat pulls and 8 months later, I feel great with no pain.
One thing I do avoid is lifting heavy dumbbells. I do not do any dumbbell bench pressing. Getting them up use to kill me and setting them down was also painful. This is what I believe started the whole thing.