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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits. ...Read more

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Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks

Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons.  Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks

Varies: When a tendon has chronic or multiple of episodes of inflammation and/or injury, calcifications can develop. At 4x1 mm they are extremely small. They don't really heal. One way to look it is they are really just a symptom of of chronically irritated tendon. Treatment involves addressing the cause of the tendinitis. ...Read more

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I have calcification tendonitis and a partial rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I have done 6 weeks of physical therapy but it is still giving me?

I have calcification tendonitis and a partial rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I have done 6 weeks of physical therapy but it is still giving me?

Still have options: Every case is unique, but more time, keeping up with a religious icing program +/- an anti-inflammatory in addition to the exercises may still improve things. An injection and/or a needling procedure to break up the calcium deposits may be an option. If those fail and your symptoms are still significant in 6-12 wks you my be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery, although many pts can avoid the or. ...Read more

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Is shockwave therapy effective for calcified shoulder tendonitis?

Is shockwave therapy effective for calcified shoulder tendonitis?

Maybe: Calcific tendonitis is a transient condition often due to unknown causes. It can be extremely painful but almost always responds to non-operative treatment. See your doctor and start with ice and nsaid's, if not sufficient then consider corticosteroid shot or 2, preferably guided with ultrasound and if that fails, then shockwave or surgery. Try to maintain motion and strength with gentle rehab. ...Read more

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Can you explain shockwave therapy for calcified shoulder tendonitis?

Can you explain shockwave therapy for calcified shoulder tendonitis?

ESWT : In our office we have used eswt-extracorporeal shockwave therapy for 12 years on the plantar fascia and achilles tendon with excellent results. For these areas the shock or "pressure" waves break up the chronic inflammatory scar tissue on a microscopic level and jump start the healing process. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more

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I have 7 x 4 x 3mm tear in the subscapularis & mild calcific tendonitis of the tendon--will this need surgery?

Tear: There is a chance that can heal without surgery. You also need to know from the MRI if this is a complete or partial tear which can change the outcome. ...Read more

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Chronic both shoulders pain from gym injury (very heavy military press & external cable). X-ray shows mild tendonitis. Doesn't explain spasms tingling in upper back. Torn rc? Calcific tend? Decent rom

Chronic both shoulders pain from gym injury (very heavy military press & external cable). X-ray shows mild tendonitis. Doesn't explain spasms tingling in upper back. Torn rc? Calcific tend? Decent rom

See orthopedist: Apparrently u sustained a signifigant injury to both shoulders in the wt.Room. Have you already had an mri?( x-rays show bony anatomy primarily). You need a good examination by an experienced ors who sees plenty of shoulder injuries/ pain.The differential dx.In your case is :ac jt injury, rc tendinitis/ sm tear, labral injury, slap tears, instability, referred pain, etc.Etc. Exam/mri=dx.Gl! ...Read more

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