As published on HealthNewsDigest.com
October 28, 2020
Mom always said, “Drink your milk; the calcium in it is good for you.” But that is certainly not the case if the calcium, vital to bone health, begins accumulating on muscles and tendons, especially causing unwanted crystal deposits on shoulder tendons, orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, an expert in treating disorders of the upper limbs and author of the book Healthcare from the Trenches.
He notes the latest study, appearing in the April 2020 edition of Arthroscopy, which indicates accumulation of calcium in the shoulder can increase a patient’s odds of experiencing a rotator cuff tear – a rip in the muscles and tendons that power the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff is what allows the shoulder joint to move and function properly and keeps the ball of the arm bone centered on the shoulder-blade socket during joint rotation…Click HERE for the full article.
Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.