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Calcific tendinitis in shoulder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hello Doc., I am suffering from Calcified Tendonitis on my left shoulder. I am grateful for any suggestions from you.

Thank You.

Doctor :   What is the problem you have currently?
Doctor :  
Pain or not able to move your hand?
User :   i cannot move te hand in some particular ways
Doctor :  
What is your age, occupation ?
User :   generally there is a reasonable movement
User :   it pains when I lift the hand, or turn etc.
User :   I got a ultrasound done, there is no muscle tear
User :   I have been given a cartison injection,
User :   this was a week ago
User :   the pain has subsidided since then
Doctor :  
User :   my age is 48, and I work in software field
Doctor :  
When was it first told by the Doctor to you?
User :   two weeks back,
User :   but the pain has been around for years, noticed first when I used to sleep on my left shoulder
User :   I have been doing Yoga for the past one year and in the past two to three months, not able to specific asanas due to pain
Doctor :  
It usually subsides on its own
User :   even though I had pain over the past years, it was noticed only while sleeping on left shoulder
Doctor :   calcific tendonitis usually resolves on its own,

Doctor :   anti-inflammatory medication and applying ice can reduce both pain and inflammation.
Doctor :   You should seek the help of a physiotherapist
User :   are there preventives in terms of diet or medicine that can avoid further calcification
Doctor :   Nothing much
Doctor :   A range of movements
Doctor :  
should not be done
User :   are these similar to kidney stones
Doctor :  
which will help you in preventing the complications
User :   yes, I have stopped the Yoga
Doctor :  
Now how are you doing?
Doctor :  
This is an age related problem
User :   it is better, able to carry out normal functions
Doctor :  
in the tendons
Doctor :  
so only the symptomatic treatment shallhelp during acute pain
Doctor :   You have to restrict certain movements

Doctor :   Range-of-motion exercises help prevent frozen shoulder. Other treatments can shorten the duration of the attack

Doctor :   If the calcium deposits are seen on Xray
Doctor :  
some surgeons will do a hypodermic needle suction of the deposits
Doctor :  
This procedure often relieves pressure on the tendon and brings quick relief.
User :   is this similar to kidney stones?
Doctor :   Not really

Doctor :  
Kidney stones are not age related
Doctor :  
they are more lifestyle related
Doctor :  
and diet has role in them
User :   should I reduce calcium in my diet - for eg. dates
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
It is not diet related in your case unlike kidney stone
User :   what is range-of-motion exercise?
Doctor :  
The physiotherapist will be able to help you in that
Doctor :  
Physiotherapy keeps your shoulder strong and flexible and reduce the irritation

Doctor :   You may want to take a second opinion from an Orthopedicina
User :   is that temporary? or will it help dissolving the calcium?
Doctor :  
especially an arthoscopic surgeon

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Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
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