Calcific tendonitis

Calcific tendonitis refers to a build up of calcium in a tendon, especially in the rotator cuff muscles. The onset is usually a development of pain over a few days and can be quite severe. This usually follows a shoulder strain or excess activity to which the person is unaccustomed.

Physiotherapy may involve the use of pain reducing modalities, restoration of mobility. If conservative measures do not relieve the symptoms surgery may be required.