Irritation of the tendons around the shoulder can lead to calcium deposits to form within the rotator cuff tendons. This can cause a build-up of pressure and chemical irritation which leads to pain. The calcium deposit can reduce the space between the rotator cuff and the bony process above, this is worse with overhead activities. Tends to be more common in those aged 30-60 years, it does disappear completely on its own but this can take several years to resolve.
Calcific TendonitisShoulder Pain
GP Debenham Group Practice, IES CCG Prescribing and Diagnostics Lead
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