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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 163-167

Raktamokshana (wet cupping therapy) in the management of calcified supraspinatus tendinitis presenting as frozen shoulder: A rare case report

Department of Shalyatantra, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (INI), Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Manisha Mansukh Kapadiya
Department of Shalyatantra, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (INI), 6th Floor, Opposite B Division Police Station, Jamnagar - 361 008, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_37_21

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Calcified tendinitis is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain and is characterized by the evidence of presence of calcific deposition in the rotator cuff. It is seen commonly affecting the supraspinatus tendon; however, it can be present in asymptomatic individuals also. The calcification requires surgical removal after that the tendon reconstitute again itself some times it disappear spontaneously also. In this case report, a 54-year-old male patient presented with painful restricted movements of the right shoulder joint. X-ray right shoulder demonstrated 1.5-cm sized calcific deposition in the supraspinatus tendon and was treated with two sittings of wet cupping therapy (WCT). The patient was assessed by Visual Analog Scale score and active range of movement. This case report shows that the cases of calcified supraspinatus tendinitis may be successfully managed with Raktamokshana (WCT).

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