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Treating Shoulder Pain With Needle Aspiration

Treating Shoulder Pain with Needle Aspiration

Almost three-quarters of patients experiencing shoulder pain from calcific tendonitis—calcium buildup in the rotator cuff tendon—were completely symptom-free six months after needle aspiration treatment, according to a study of 431 patients published in April 2016 in the European Journal of Radiology.

For the study, which the authors claim is the largest on the subject so far, patients rated their pain on an 11-point scale before and two weeks after treatment.

A third of the patients required multiple procedures, which were provided at least six weeks apart. At the six-month mark, all patients reported whether…

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