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Is shockwave therapy effective for calcified shoulder tendonitis?
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Dr. Craig Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
In brief: No
You can cause further injury to before a full healing process.

In brief: No
You can cause further injury to before a full healing process.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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