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Old 08-17-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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Bicep Tendinitis and calcification

Just got back from the doctor. Seems I have bicep tendinitis and the X-ray should calcification. She is referring me to an Orthpedic Surgeron. I guess for the bicep tendinitis they will do a steroid injection. She didn't mention what they will do for the calcification. Anyone know? Until then, no overhead/bicep work
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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If I could go back and edit..I would fix about 5 spelling errors in my original post!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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Re: Bicep Tendinitis and calcification

Calcification of the tendon? Or calcification of other soft tissues?

Pretty significant difference in how it's possibly treated..

Usuaully calcification of stuff that isn't supposed tobe calcified happens when there's a lot of inflammation in an area and usually local trauma or blood pooling.

May need to look into something like extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Anti-inflams will likely help.. depending on the circumstances physical therapy or soft tissue work. Eh. Depends on what your doc recommends.

Could also be a problem with low magnesium levels for example. If you don't supplement mag it may be a good idea just to see if that may help resolve it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: Bicep Tendinitis and calcification

I can't stress this enough.....ICE MASSAGE. Over the weekend I did a heavy dose of ice massaging on my forearm tendonitis and it is almost gone. Ive been battling this since february.
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Calcification of the tendon? Or calcification of other soft tissues?

Pretty significant difference in how it's possibly treated..

Usuaully calcification of stuff that isn't supposed tobe calcified happens when there's a lot of inflammation in an area and usually local trauma or blood pooling.

May need to look into something like extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Anti-inflams will likely help.. depending on the circumstances physical therapy or soft tissue work. Eh. Depends on what your doc recommends.

Could also be a problem with low magnesium levels for example. If you don't supplement mag it may be a good idea just to see if that may help resolve it.
She said there was a mass on my shoulder that appears to be calcification. She circled it and is having the radiologist read it.
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Re: Bicep Tendinitis and calcification

I have bicep tendinitis is both shoulders. I just had my first Active Release Therapy/ Myofascial session yesterday and they feel better already today. I have been battling it for 20 years and even had frozen shoulder 2 years ago. I have heard good things about the therapy. It might be worth checking out.
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She said there was a mass on my shoulder that appears to be calcification. She circled it and is having the radiologist read it.
hmm, it depends where it is if it's going to present significant problems
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Re: Bicep Tendinitis and calcification

I have a call into the doctor to see what the radiologist report says. Still waiting on authorization to the Ortho.
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update, Radiologist says no calcification, says I have a "bony island" that is normal. Evidently Tricare is back logged 3 weeks even getting to authorize referrels, so I won't be seeing anyone anytime soon.
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Good news!! I just came from my chiropractor and he remarked on hiw much better my shoulders feel and noticed my improved posture. Not bad for only 2 visits to ART.
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