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Calcific Tendinitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

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Chronic pain in the joints due to calcium deposits in the tendons


Calcific Tendinitis is not rare and affects individuals aged between 40 and 60 years. Women are predominantly more affected by this than men. [1]


- It cannot be self-diagnosed.
- Treatment resolves the problem.
- X-Ray, MRI, or ultrasound imaging is always required.
- Recovery time depends on the amount and severity of calcium deposits.

Calcific Tendinitis is the deposit of calcium on the tendons around the joints. It mostly affects the Rotator Cuff. It causes severe pain to the extent of rendering the affected area immobile.


Symptoms


Not self-diagnosable Doctors need to see the imaging reports to identify the stage of the tendinitis. Over the time, reports may be needed.
Pain areas include the shoulder and the arms.
Pain may worsen over time with the gradual calcium buildup.
Immobility of the limbs occurs in severe cases.


Treatment


Self-Care: Keeping the arms at rest till the symptoms go away.


Medicines: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed. Steroids are SOS resort. Sometimes, cortisone injection is also prescribed.
Physical therapy: Therapies like ultrasound, Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT and RSWT) may improve limb mobility.
Surgery is the last resort needed for 10% of the total cases.


Specialists: This condition cannot be self-treated and must be reported to specialists. mfine will provide you with all-rounded health care with reputed specialist care.

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