Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease

  • Inflammatory condition that affects the joints
  • Symptoms may include joint pain, joint swelling and decreased range of motion
  • Caused by crystals forming in the joints
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age adults
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe with increasing destruction of the joints

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

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