Calcific tendinitis of shoulder


Disease by calcium deposition of various sizes on the tendons of the rotator cuff

Calcium deposits in the shoulder is prevalent in women in their 40s, office workers, or diabetic patients. The cause is not clear as supporting evidence is not strong even though many theories, degenerative changes or deterioration of vascular supplies, were suggested. When a sudden pain develops without a specific reason, calcific tendinitis can be suspected.


  • 1.Pain of various degrees, mild to sudden and severe
  • 2.Severe pain interrupting sleep at night
  • 3.Pain when lifting or rotating arms


  • Necrosis as a degenerative change, resulting in calcium deposits
  • Short of vascular circulation in excessive use


Diagnosis : X-ray, CT, MRI

Non-surgical treatment

  • Physiotherapy
  • Injection
  • Rehabilitation exercise
  • Extracorporeal shockwave

Surgical treatment