If you’ve ever experienced a sharp pain in your shoulder or arm that just won’t go away, it may be calcific tendonitis. This condition is a common source of chronic pain and often requires a visit to a chiropractor for treatment. Here we will discuss what it is, what are the causes of Calcific Tendonitis, and how it can be treated with chiropractic care, and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
What is Calcific Tendonitis?
Calcific tendonitis occurs when calcium deposits form in your tendons, usually around your shoulder or elbow joints. These deposits cause inflammation in the surrounding area, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Does calcific tendonitis go away on its own? It can last anywhere from several weeks to several months and can become quite debilitating if left untreated. There are also foods that you should avoid with Calcific Tendonitis.
Chiropractic Care for Calcific Tendonitis
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat calcific tendonitis due to its emphasis on holistic health and non-invasive treatments. Chiropractors use various techniques such as manipulation of the affected joint, massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and more to reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with calcific tendonitis. Additionally, chiropractic doctors may suggest lifestyle changes such as stretching exercises or dietary modifications that can help manage symptoms long-term and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Prevention of Calcific Tendonitis
Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to musculoskeletal conditions—especially those involving chronic pain! To prevent calcific tendonitis from occurring in the first place you should practice good posture while sitting at work or any other activity where you are carrying heavy items (or even light items!) as well as stretching regularly during exercise activities or sports. Additionally, maintaining a healthy diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals is key for strong muscles that can support movement without risking injury. Finally, it’s important to address any underlying issues such as stress or poor sleep habits that could contribute to muscle tension or weakened bones/joints which could lead to further complications down the line.
Calcific tendonitis is a painful condition that affects many people but fortunately, there are several treatments available including chiropractic care which provides relief without invasive surgery or harsh medications. Physiotherapy can also help treat your Calcific Tendonitis as it important not only to seek treatment if you experience symptoms of calcific tendonitis but also to take steps towards prevention by practicing good posture habits, stretching regularly during exercise activities/sports, maintaining a healthy diet with essential vitamins/minerals for strong muscles/bones/joints and addressing underlying issues (stress/poor sleep) which could potentially worsen symptoms over time. Massage therapy can help by reducing the pain associated with Calcific Tendonitis. By following these simple tips you’ll be well on your way toward reducing your risk of developing this painful condition.
If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or one of the other Waterloo chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness. We are happy to listen and are here to help!