Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder
Pronounced: Cal-sa-fic Ten-don-it is of the ShoulderEn Español (Spanish Version)
Hard calcium deposit can form on soft tissue, in this case tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder. Once the calcium deposits are formed, the tendons may become inflamed and cause pain. This inflammation and pain is called calcific tendonitis. This condition usually develops over time. Symptoms typically do not appear until after the calcium has formed. Shoulder pain may be worse once the calcium deposit begins to be reabsorbed by the body.
Tendons of the Shoulder
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This condition may be treatable. If you suspect you have this condition, contact your doctor.
Last reviewedDecember 2012by John C. Keel, MD
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