A 75-year-old male asked:
Would a painful, 3-mo case of calcific shoulder tendonitis in a 75 yr old male be expected to eventually resolve naturally, or would needling or arthroscopy likely be needed to break/flush it out?
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Try injection: Try a steroid injection into the sub-acromial space 1st. You also could try pt with ultrasound before doing more invasive treatments.
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