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Shockwave Therapy for Diabetics with Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder can be a debilitating condition for men and women suffering from diabetes and as explained here, it is preferable not to treat it with steroids. We recommend you visit us if you have any problems with your shoulders so that we can ascertain the problem and treat it quickly. We have expertise in treating clients with diabetes with many different problems many of whom have recovered in record time with focused Shockwave treatment plus Magneto transduction therapy (EMTT).
Frozen shoulder is a painful disorder with high to low irritability leading to stiffness and disability. Pain, functional disability and active range of motion for frozen shoulder is often more marked in patients with diabetes compared to those without diabetes.
A paper published in 2019 in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science concluded that patients given shockwave therapy enjoyed pain reduction within four weeks as compared to a control group, which achieved similar pain reduction not until the twelfth week.
The latest focussed shockwave therapy offers a safer treatment option for people with diabetes who suffer from adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
Frozen shoulder develops when ligaments near the shoulder become stiff and people with diabetes can be up to twice as likely to develop frozen shoulder than the norm.
Typically, when symptoms become acute, sufferers might be treated with steroid (Cortisone) injections or invasive surgery, but recent scientific research shows that extracorporeal shockwave therapy (EWST) could provide a safer alternative.
Cortisone Injections Side Effects for Diabetics
Cortisone injections around the tendons or joints where inflammation is present, is commonly used to treat a variety of orthopaedic conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis and arthritis.
One of the side effects with steroid injections in diabetes patients is that they can significantly raise blood glucose levels for several days after the injection, also, the duration of benefit is shorter.
Research published in the online journal Diabetes Care, concluded, “… it would be preferable to avoid steroids and opt for alternative therapies in these individuals.”
EMTT Therapy for Frozen Shoulder
Diabetics suffering from frozen shoulder have overcome their issues with our revolutionary treatment of combined focused Shockwave and EMTT – Magneto transduction therapy. We have also found that this combination of treatments has allowed our clients to recover faster. We are one of the few clinics in the country offering these treatments and we recommend that you book an appointment soon if you have this problem.
If you are a diabetic with frozen shoulder please request a specialist clinician to call you back to arrange an initial assessment Tel: 020 8549 6666 or complete the Contact Form below.
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