Acute calcific tendonitis
Acute calcific tendonitis is a type of calcium crystal disease. It occurs when calcium crystals, called apatite crystals, deposit in tendons, which can cause sudden attacks of painful inflammation. Symptoms of acute calcific tendinitis include:
- painful swelling around the joint (most commonly shoulder)
- bulging tendons due to crystal deposits
- redness and tenderness around the joint.
Treatment for acute calcific tendonitis can include a range of drugs, joint aspiration and injection, and lavage.
Read more about calcium crystal diseases (pseudogout).