Hydroxyapatite Crystal Disease - Treatment

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How is hydroxyapatite crystal disease treated?

The treatment of the inflammation caused by hydroxyapatite crystals includes rest, cold application, and medications to reduce inflammation. Cortisone-related medications injected into inflamed tissues can also sometimes help decrease inflammation and thereby relieve pain.

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Comment from: Desertstray, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

I have hydroxyapatite crystal disease and am of European background. Grandparents came from Hungary. I have this disease in all 4 major joints, shoulders, hips, and it is unbearable. After having needless rotator cuff surgeries I moved south away from cold weather and still am struggling with pain. MS Contin and oxycodone do not do the job.

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Comment from: terry, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 05

I have suffered with arthritis for a long time now, resulting in 4 or 5 operations to remove pieces of bone. Now I have been diagnosed with hydroxyapatite crystal disease. My symptoms are that all my joints, ankles, right knee, and both thumbs seem to get attacked in rotation but with very little warning. I have been a HGV (heavy goods vehicle) driver all my working life lifting very heavy weights.

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