Calcific tendinopathy is a condition may present with severe pain. Usually in the supraspinatus tendon a chalky white deposit is seen on a radiograph. Recent Physiotherapy articles recommend local hyperthermia in this condition.
A case study by De cesare A et al found; microwave diathermy (hyperthermia) at 434 Mhz three times a week for four weeks to be very effective. The radiographs ware negative after one month. 1 year follow ups ware highly satisfactory assessed by SPADI