Which are the symptoms?
Typical symptoms include either subacute low-grade pain (typically increasing at night) or untratable acute pain that limits shoulder movement, caused by the breakdown of calcification in the surrounding structures.
- Night pain
- Sudden acute pain without trauma
How is it diagnosed?
Calcific tendinopathy is typically diagnosed using musculoskeletal radiography and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
How is it treated?
Because it is a spontaneously resolving condition, treatment of calcific tendinopathy should be effective, without complications, and minimally invasive. In cases where calcific tendinopathy is asymptomatic, it requires no treatment. In case of symptoms, ultrasound-guided percutaneous treatment is the procedure of choice.