Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Calcific Tendinitis Underlying Cause

Rotator cuff tendinitis is caused by repeated injury to the shoulder, or overuse of the shoulder.

Causes of rotator cuff tendinitis include:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Occupational injuries
  • Sports injuries

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Calcific Tendinitis References
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