Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder

'Calcific tendinitis' (also 'calcific'/'calcifying'/'calcified'/'calcareous' 'tenonitis'/'tendonitis'/'tendinopathy', 'tendinosis calcarea', 'hydroxyapatite deposition disease (HADD)' and 'calcific periarthritis'), a form of tendinitis, is a disorder characterized by deposits of hydroxylapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body, but most commonly in the tendons of the rotator cuff (shoulder), causing pain and nociception and inflammation. The condition is related to and may cause frozen shoulder. The etiology is unknown.
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  • Pain with raising arm overhead
  • Pain with lying on affected shoulder
  • Pain may awaken person from sleep
  • Stiffness in affected joint
  • Catching in affected joint
  • Weakness in affected limb
  • Calcium forms in affected tendon
  • Wear and tear of affected joint
  • Faulty posture
  • ROM and stretching to affected joint
  • Stabilization exercises to affected joint
  • Posture program



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