Are steroid injections and physical therapy really the only options for Frozen Shoulder Treatment?
Medica Pain Management offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for Frozen Shoulder treatment and shoulder arthritis treatment. Get your life back on track without steroid injections!

 

Frozen Shoulder, Frozen ShoulderFrozen Shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is simply an inflamed shoulder capsule characterised by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up your shoulder joint are all encased in a capsule of connective tissue and when this capsule get inflamed it can cause stiffness with restricted movements and pain.

Frozen shoulder affects mainly people between the ages of 40 and 60. The condition is more common in women than men.

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

It’s not clear why some people develop it, but some groups are more at risk. Limited mobility of the shoulder for any reason can in time result in a frozen shoulder. Your risk for developing a frozen shoulder increases if you are in the process of recovering from medical conditions like

  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Broken arm
  • Stroke
Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder

The main symptoms of a frozen shoulder are pain that is more at night time and stiffness that make it difficult or impossible to move it. This condition may severely hamper the daily activities of the patient.

Treatment For Frozen Shoulder

Traditionally frozen shoulder is treated by steroid injections and physical exercise or through surgical intervention in advanced cases. At Medica Pain Management clinics, however, we offer another option  –minimally invasive non-surgical same-day procedures treatment using Regenerative medicine under local aesthetics and manipulation of the joint. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with our innovative, cutting-edge ADULT mesenchymal cells and Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy. Patients typically experience little to no downtime after our frozen shoulder treatment procedures.

Regenerative therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are next-generation Regenerative medicine. They don’t just treat the symptoms of the Frozen shoulder but address some of the causes. Along with Frozen shoulder, Regenerative Therapy is also useful for shoulder bursitis treatment which has symptoms similar to frozen shoulder. Regenerative Therapy utilises biological materials harvested directly from the patient’s body to help heal disease and injury. The Therapy has become a game-changer for accelerating healing, regenerating new tissue and combating pain. It has reduced the need for prescription medications, steroid injections and surgery, proving to be a helpful tool towards managing and potentially eliminating pain in the body. With Regenerative Therapy for shoulder pain arthritis treatment, a lot of people overcome their chronic shoulder pain. Regenerative Therapy initiates the self-healing cycle in the injured part of the body, which results in the reduction of pain.

Non-Surgical Regenerative Treatment Options for Frozen Shoulder

In certain cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients, however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your individual circumstances.

This treatment may, however, not be suitable for all patients, and only after reviewing your case, the Consultant will be able to discuss the treatment protocol with you.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Regenerative Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides.  Over all Regenerative treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within 30 min after injections in the affected area.

Following are the top benefits of Regenerative treatment for Frozen Shoulder:

Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications

Regenerative Treatment for shoulder pain is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and a lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes 1-2 hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a day or two and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive surgery.

Minimal post-procedural recovery time

One of the most time-consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but the recovery time. With Regenerative Therapy for shoulder pain, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.

No use of general anaesthesia

For Regenerative Therapy, we do not use general anaesthesia. The non-surgical alternative uses the body’s own natural ability to repair itself.

Same day procedure

Regenerative Therapy is a same-day procedure. However, the Consultant chooses the best treatment suitable for each case, based on the uniqueness of each case.

Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission

Regenerative Therapy uses autologous (from self) transplants. As a result, there is no chance of rejection from your body’s immune system with minimal risk of infection. Like, any procedure, there is a little risk of infection at the sample collection and the injection site, so to reduce the risk of infection, the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.

Am I a Candidate for Regenerative Frozen Shoulder Treatment?

In general, Regenerative Medica Pain Management Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. However, to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment in order for the Consultant to review your medical records and determine if you are a suitable candidate for our Therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant based, on your unique case.

Do Regenerative treatments or therapies work?

Several studies published online prove the efficacy of Regenerative medicine. Patients see a marked reduction in pain as well as improvement in cartilage quality after Regenerative Treatment. The trials concerning Regenerative therapies are widely published online (ex. on PubMed) and readily available for all to access. The use of Regenerative treatments is proving to be both a safe and effective means of treating many conditions. These treatments allow the body to heal and regenerate in ways that were impossible before. Regenerative technology provides a natural alternative to the use of medication and surgeries, which may be more harmful and invasive.

Regenerative therapy procedures are quickly becoming a first-line treatment for chronic pain and degenerative joint disease. We provide you with a minimally invasive option to avoid invasive surgical repair and other various conditions. There are many Medica Stem Cell  testimonials on our website  from patient’s who have experienced significant improvements in their health for You to view.

What Can I Expect After Regenerative Therapy for Frozen Shoulder?

The procedure is an out-patient procedure, and once the injections get administered, the patient can usually go home straight after. Since the procedure is an ortho biological procedure, it requires around 30 days to feel its effects. Within thirty days after treatment, the patient experienced reduced pain and improved mobility. 

The first few days after the procedure, the patient may experience mild discomfort that is easily managed by rest and mild pain-killers.

The progress after the treatment usually extends up to six months following the procedure. Reviews can be either arranged at the clinic or if it is more convenient by video/phone call. Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be through a clinic visit or for your ease by video/phone call. During the follow-up period , you need to maintain an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point. The outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another. The recovery mainly depends on various factors, mostly on the type and severity of the condition, age, etc.

Regenerative Therapy for Frozen Shoulder may help patients who don’t respond to typical treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe alternatives to surgery. Regenerative treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.

 

Your first step to exploring your treatment options for Frozen Shoulder is scheduling a consultation with our Consultant. To do so call us on 020 8168 2000 or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back today!