John’s Journey

“John,” an avid golfer, pickleball player, and former athlete, walked into our clinic with a common complaint – shoulder pain. Despite nursing his pain for six weeks with ice, ibuprofen, and physical therapy exercises, John’s condition wasn’t improving.

Understanding the Rotator Cuff

Shoulder pain is a common issue that can stem from various causes. One prevalent cause is problems with the rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder. In John’s case, x-rays revealed calcium deposits in the area of the rotator cuff, a condition known as calcific tendonitis. The calcium was the result of years of inflammation in John’s rotator cuff.

Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Pain

At Red Butte Pain Solutions, we offer a range of treatment options for pain relief. For John, we performed an ultrasound exam of the shoulder and cleaned out the calcium. This non-invasive procedure helped to reduce his pain and restore his shoulder mobility.

The Role and Benefit of Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Ultrasound-guided injections play a crucial role in treating rotator cuff issues. They allow for precise delivery of medication to the affected area, providing effective and targeted pain relief. For John, this treatment was a game-changer, offering him the relief he had been seeking for weeks.


Shoulder pain, particularly from rotator cuff issues, doesn’t have to be a life sentence. With the right diagnosis and treatment, relief is within reach. If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Red Butte Pain Solutions. Just like John, we can help you get back to doing what you love, pain-free.