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Calcific Tendinitis


This is a common shoulder injury, especially among women. This condition occurs when calcium deposits form in the shoulder tendons, causing irritation or inflammation. Keep reading to learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for this type of tendinitis.

Causes & Triggers

  • Overuse injury
  • Repetitive motion

Signs & Symptoms

  • Limited or loss of range of motion
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness

Tips & Treatment

  • Because the symptoms of this condition are similar to many other shoulder conditions, seek a proper diagnosis from a well-qualified orthopedic specialist.
  • Non-surgical treatment of symptoms may include rest, hot or cold packs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, physical therapy and/or corticosterioid injections.

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