Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder
|Tendons of the Shoulder|
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- Participate in sports that require repetitive arm use such as baseball, swimming, javelin throwing, and volleyball
- Have a job that requires repetitive arm use such as painting, carpentry, and welding
- Sudden onset of pain
- Intense pain with shoulder movement
- Stiffness of shoulder
- Loss of shoulder range of motion
- Pain that disrupts sleep
- Tenderness over rotator cuff
- Loss of muscle mass
- Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Heat and/or ice
- Physical therapy to strengthen muscles
- A steroid shot directly into your shoulder to decrease inflammation and pain
- Ultrasound—a device that uses high energy sound waves to decrease pain in soft tissue
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)—used to decrease muscle stiffness or spasms
Shock Wave Therapy
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.aaos.org
Arthroscopy Association of North America http://www.aana.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
Calcific tendonitis. Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma website. Available at: http://www.orthogate.org/patient-education/shoulder/calcific-tendonitis-of-the-shoulder.html. Updated July 27, 2006. Accessed February 17, 2014.
Calcific tendonitis. Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Physicians website. Available at: http://www.orthosports.com.au/content%5Fcommon/pg-calcific-tendonitis.seo. Accessed February 17, 2014.
Impingement of the shoulder. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00032. Updated February 2011. Accessed February 17, 2014.
Impingement syndrome of rotator cuff. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 13, 2013. Accessed February 17, 2014.
- Reviewer: John C. Keel, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2014 -
- Update Date: 02/17/2014 -
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