Sudden Severe Shoulder Pain – Think of Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis

Every now and then I will see a patient who suddenly develops severe shoulder pain almost out of the blue and they have difficulties lifting up the painful shoulder. One possible diagnosis to keep in mind is that of calcium crystal deposition into the tendons of the shoulder.  We doctors call it “Calcific tendonitis of … Continue reading

Painful Shoulder – Impingement Syndrome?

There are a few common causes of a painful shoulder.  They include: Shoulder impingement syndrome. Shoulder rotator cuff tear. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). In this post, I will talk about shoulder impingement syndrome. What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome? There is a small space between the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the acromion (a … Continue reading