I have calcific tendonitis and have been going to physical therapy for 2 months. How long should I be going to therapy before I seek other options? This seems to be taking awhile.


A recent review of the literature suggests you should give conservative treatment, like physical therapy, up to six months prior to seeking more invasive options like surgery. It is important to remember that the most pain and inflammation associated with calcific tendonitis occurs right before the calcium deposit is reabsorbed into the body and the tendon repairs itself.