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Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

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Dr. Deepak Gupta
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

tell your rheumatologist to look for SpA and CPPD disease

In brief: Yes

tell your rheumatologist to look for SpA and CPPD disease
Dr. Deepak Gupta
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Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Possibly endocrine

Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulders is more typically seen in a person > 50 years old.
Under the age of 50 I would consider checking for a condition called hyperparathyroidism by checking a blood calcium level. In addition, certain kidney conditions are associated with Calcific Tendonitis but usually the person is on dialysis due to kidney failure.

In brief: Possibly endocrine

Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulders is more typically seen in a person > 50 years old.
Under the age of 50 I would consider checking for a condition called hyperparathyroidism by checking a blood calcium level. In addition, certain kidney conditions are associated with Calcific Tendonitis but usually the person is on dialysis due to kidney failure.
Dr. Robert Roschmann
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