Calcific Tendinitis Pain


Q: I've recently been diagnosed as suffering 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.

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