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All Posts Tagged: shoulder impingement

Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff

Calcific tendinitis may require surgery if it does not resolveCalcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff is a painful condition associated with calcium deposits in the shoulder. These may sometimes also be found in asymptomatic people. Calcific tendinitis can cause pain which may limit normal shoulder use and interfere with sleep. The calcium deposits may disappear with time. In some instances surgery may be needed to remove the calcification…

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What does shoulder impingement surgery involve?

Surgery may be needed for shoulder impingementShoulder impingement is a condition that I see and treat regularly. It is a common cause of shoulder pain. The pain is usually located in the front and the side of the shoulder. It can radiate towards the side of the arm. The pain is made worse when trying to lift the arm. Any work above shoulder height causes discomfort. There is a painful arc of movement when elevating the arm. Often there is a history of overuse…

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I have shoulder pain – could this be shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder pain may be caused by bursitisShoulder bursitis could certainly be the cause of your pain. It is one of the more common causes of shoulder pain that I see and treat on a daily basis Waterfall Hospital in Waterfall/Midrand and Morningside Mediclinic in Sandton. An accurate diagnosis can be made through examination and simple, non-invasive investigations. The good news is that it is treatable and, in many instances, does not require surgery…

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