I have been exeriencing shoulder pain off and on since I was diagnosed with UC. I have had 7 doses or prednisolone in 7 years. My last flair was in April of last year had a course of pred and since then have had ongoing shoulder pain. Was starting to bug me so went to the doctors and have just had an x-ray on my shoulder to check if I have calcification in my shoulder joint. Anyone else have this and can it be treated. Someone said about getting a steroid injection in my shoulder but if it was steroids that caused it in the first place I am not keen. She said the steroid injection would break down the calcium deposits????
Any advice welcomed.
33 year old female
UC diagnosed 2001
Asacol 6 per day
Azathioprine 100mg started 4/08