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Calcific tendinitis
(aka calcific tendinopathy)

Also called calcific tendinopathy, Calcific Tendinitis happens when calcium builds up in the tendons. It is most common in the shoulders but it may occur in the elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, or feet. When occurring in the feet, walking can be excruciatingly painful.

Client Chief Complaint: September 2020
Massive pain on each foot and ankle when walking, running, jogging.

Massage Intervention
Worked ligaments in lower legs and feet, addressed soft tissue of upper feet. Addressed calcium deposits found in Metatarsophalangeal Joint (MTP). Manipulated Tarsometatarsal, Talus, Navicular, Cuneiforms, and Cuboid Joint restrictions. Assessment indicated client tested positive for Morton’s Neuroma; addressed soft tissue surround nerve fibers in order to reduce inflammation. Released Sartarious, Adductor Brevis, Adductor Longus and Gracilis (muscles of inner thigh) as well as Popliteus (muscle at bend of knee).

Client was able to walk without pain as soon as session ended. Client reported still being pain free at follow-up.

Treatment Plan
Client to take epsom salt baths to assist with reducing soreness. Return every two weeks to one month in the event calcium deposits reoccur.