Calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff is a condition where the build-up of calcium deposits causes tendons to become swollen and irritated. This condition limits the range of movement of the patient and causes pain and discomfort in the arm, neck, and shoulder area.
Shockwave therapy is very effective in alleviating this pain. Studies have shown that shockwave therapy for calcific rotator cuff tendonitis can lead to pain relief, increase the range of movement, and help with strength.
Shockwaves are delivered, through handheld devices, to the affected part of the shoulder. The MASTERPULS® Ultra MP50, MP100, and MP200 and MASTERPULS® ONE machines, from Storz Medical, available at Shockwave Canada, can be used for quick and effective treatment for calcific tendonitis.