This is a common condition in which calcium is deposited in the rotator cuff tendon. The deposition and presence of calcium in the cuff is painless. However resorption of calcium often causes severe pain.
It occurs in middle age and is common in people who use their shoulder joint excessively like manual workers.
A typical patient presents with painful movements of his shoulder joint in a particular arc of movement.
The most common cause is inflammation of subacromial bursa, which is a fluid filled sac situated between two bones forming the shoulder joint.
Treatment Physiotherapy along with a short course of anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapy may prove helpful.
In the more severe form of disease local injection of steroid and/or surgery may be beneficial.
Treatment mainly consists of :