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What is calcific tendonitis? complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Stiff tendons: Calcific tendonitis occurs when hydroxyapatite crystals form in tendons. This can cause pain and stiffness in the area of the tendon. Sometimes physical therapy is very helpful in preventing complications.
Dr. Allan Rosenthal
Podiatry 45 years experience
Other treatments: if painful, the use of NSAIDS, might help. or corticosteroid injections if painful

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