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Acute calcific tendinitis

Sometimes inflammation in the tendon is caused by a deposit of calcium in the tendon. Acute calcific tendinitis is known as a calcium crystal disease.

We don't know why some people have a build-up of calcium. It doesn't always cause symptoms, but it can sometimes cause intense pain and restrict your movement.

Steroid injections often work well, but you may need to have the calcium deposit removed by keyhole surgery.

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