Hydroxyapatite Crystal Disease Center

Hydroxyapatite crystal disease is the inflammation caused by hydroxyapatite crystals. These tiny crystals of hydroxyapatite deposit by mistake in or around joints and may cause inflammation of the joints and nearby tissues such as the tendons and ligaments (particularly causing rotator cuff problems in the shoulder). Treatment options include:

  • rest,
  • cold application,
  • medications to reduce inflammation, and
  • cortisone-related medication injections.
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