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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue1
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023291.4789
Published online: 01 February 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):4789-4792
Gergana Nenova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Svetoslav Dobrilov2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University – Varna, Bulgaria.

The accumulation of calcium deposits in the tendons of the muscles of the rotator cuff is the cause of calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder. It is most common in people of working age between 30 and 50 years, expressed in pain in the affected shoulder, both at rest and when moving the arm. This condition makes it difficult to carry out daily activities and worsens the quality of life of patients.
The purpose of this report is to present the improved functionality of the affected limb from our kinesitherapy program in combination with extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Material and methods: we examined 20 patients with calcifying shoulder tendinitis, which we divided into two groups - experimental and control, 10 for each. The study was conducted at the Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital “St. Marina”, Varna. To illustrate the results, we used a visual analog scale (VAS), ROM ( range of motion)   and manual muscle testing (MMT).
Results: the kinesitherapy program applied by us in combination with extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the respondents from the experimental group showed better results compared to the control group.

Keywords: kinesitherapy, calcifying tendinitis, extracorporeal shock wave therapy,

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Please cite this article as: Nenova G, Dobrilov S. Kinesitherapy for calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder. J of IMAB. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):4789-4792. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022281.4789

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Gergana Boncheva Nenova, Faculty of public health, Medical University of Varna and Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Hospital “St. Marina” Varna; 1, Hristo Smirnenski Str., 9002 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: geri_nenova@yahoo.com

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Received: 17 May 2022
Published online: 01 February 2023

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