Patient :I've recently been diagnosed as suffereing from calcific tendinitis in my right shoulder. My GP got my shoulder x-rayed which shows there are large calcific deposits in the supraspinatus tendon on my right shoulder. I also have a large calcium deposit adjacent to my AC joint. It can be quite painful at night and disturbs my sleep. I'm taking 50 mg of Diclofenac Sodium tablets twice daily. My GP is referring me to a specialist in orthopaedic and rheumatology for treatment. Is it likely that the calcium is going through the resorption phase? Any thoughts would be useful.
Thanks for your and an elucidate history.
Noted your history of calcific tenditinits of supraspinatus and large calcium deposit adjacent to my AC joint, disturbing the sleep and Taking Diclofenac.
This is a peculiar disease wherein the calcium gets deposited in such areas and are not governed by the normal cycle of deposition and re-absorption.
Hence the only treatment is removal of such deposits as are causing the pain.
I would advise you to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon for proper counselling and further management, which is most probably surgery.
Diclofenac works here to reduce the edema and the associated pain.
I hope this answers your query and clears your doubts, please feel free to ask further queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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