FROZEN SHOULDER TREATMENT EDGBASTON

PRIVATE FROZEN SHOULDER TREATMENT IN EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM

 

Frozen Shoulder Treatment Edgbaston

Ultrasound-guided Hydro dilatation or Hydro distension injection:

Are you suffering from a frozen shoulder and need frozen shoulder treatment in Edgbaston? Joint Care Clinics can offer you a special procedure called ‘Hydro dilatation’ also known as ‘Hydro distension’. This advanced injection is carried out as an outpatient procedure under ultrasound guidance. This procedure can halt your shoulder joint pain and improve your shoulder range of movement in a few weeks of time. Hence, prevents you from invasive surgery.

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Frozen Shoulder Symptoms

If untreated frozen shoulder symptoms (severe pain and joint movement restriction) may last up to 2-4 years. This outpatient procedure is carried out at your convenience at one of our clinics.  You do not require a GP referral for this. Ram Rachaputi is an experienced clinician and so far carried out several thousand pain relief ultrasound-guided injections successfully.

 

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Frozen shoulder symptoms Edgbaston

Musculoskeletal issues?

If you are experiencing painful joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments please get in touch for a diagnostic scan and treatment

Darren Gough Cricketer

"Having played professional sport from 1989-2008 I’ve amassed plenty of aches and pains after numerous operations. I’ve been around the world and seen some of the best Doctors and surgeons out there, and Ram has been right up there with his care and skill. Never in a rush, he’s kind, compassionate and very professional. Not only helped me with knee and shoulder pain, he’s also treated my wife for elbow pain. My son is now going to see him as he’s seen a difference in how his parents are moving. Thanks for all your help, Darren Gough and Anna Gough"

 

Darren Gough - English Cricket Player

Frozen Shoulder Treatment FAQS

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a condition with severe shoulder pain and reduced shoulder movements in different directions.  

Inflamed shoulder joint capsules and ligaments cause swelling and tightness of the shoulder. Though the exact cause is unknown,  scar tissue formation inside the shoulder joint is most possible. 

Signs and symptoms: 

  • Unable to reach back.
  • Unable to fasten a bra
  • Difficult in wearing on and off the clothes.
  • Intense shoulder pain with daily activities. 
  • Moderate to Severe shoulder pain, especially during nighttime. 
Who is prone to develop frozen shoulder?

Middle-aged population is prone to develop the condition.

  • Often associated with stretching injury to the affected shoulder 
  • Following a fall/trauma
  • Diabetes 
  • Unknown reason

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What happens in a frozen shoulder treatment?
  • We will assess your shoulder clinically to confirm the frozen shoulder. 
  • An Inhouse, Ultrasound shoulder scan is carried out immediately to rule out rotator cuff tear. 
  • Then the safety checks are carried out for the suitability of the injection.
  • If suitable, ‘Hydro dilatation’ or ‘Hydro distension’, is carried out in the same appointment under ultrasound guidance.
  • The injection may start working immediately or in 3-4 days of time. 

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Does it work?

‘Hydro dilatation’ or ‘Hydro distension’, is a special procedure to treat frozen shoulder conditions. Fluid expands the joint capsule and stretches the scar tissue, ligaments and muscles to improve shoulder movement. Steroid is a strong anti-inflammatory medication that helps to reduce shoulder pain. The success rate is over 90% when combined with shoulder exercises following this procedure. If you are struggling with the ‘frozen shoulder’, this is the procedure you do not want to miss. Our patient’s comments about this procedure:

‘It’s a treat.’
‘Feels amazing. ‘
‘Thank goodness, the pain I had is gone.’

This special injection with shoulder exercises saves you from surgery.

Ultrasound-guided Frozen Shoulder Pain Treatment in Edgbaston

What is a Hydrodilatation injection?

This special procedure for the frozen shoulder is carried out under ultrasound guidance. Local anaesthesia is given just under the skin using a very small needle to numb the skin. Then the needle is guided into the joint space and injected with local anaesthesia, water for injection or NaCl and steroid/Corticosteroid until the joint capsule is stretched or felt pop. 

Hydrodistension, hydrodilatation, or high-volume injections are meticulously administered under ultrasound guidance. The goal is to precisely deliver a combination of anti-inflammatory steroids, local anaesthetic, and saline to provide pain relief while intentionally stretching the joint’s lining (joint capsule). This procedure is increasingly employed in the treatment of ‘frozen shoulder’ (adhesive capsulitis) and has demonstrated effectiveness in the majority of patients, offering not only pain relief but also aiding in the restoration of movement.

These injections can swiftly and effectively alleviate pain and reduce inflammation; however, it’s important to note that the improvements are typically temporary. Like any medication, some individuals may experience side effects.

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What happens when I recieve a hydrodistension injection?

The clinician overseeing your injection will select the most suitable steroid medication and determine the optimal overall volume dose based on your specific condition and symptoms. Typically, you will be positioned in a reclined posture with the joint exposed for the injection. The clinician, guided by ultrasound, will administer the injection directly into the joint, and the process is generally swift and straightforward.

In some instances, patients may choose to receive a smaller-dose steroid injection immediately following their hydrodistension injection, targeting an area around the joint known as the ‘bursa.’ Research suggests that this supplementary step can yield a significant enhancement in pain relief.

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What should I expect after a shoulder injection?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, the pain returns after 2 hours, you may even feel more pain for a couple of days due to bruising pain. Usually, you should start feeling better from the third day onwards. Pain relief from the steroid injection may take 1 to 2 weeks.

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Do you offer frozen shoulder treatment near me?

We have a number of clinics across the UK, please check our contact page for the clinic that is nearest to you.

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Richard Kilty

"My name is Richard Kilty, I am the current captain of the British athletics team. World 60m champion, double European 60m champion & European 4x100m relay record holder. I have been using Ram Rachaputi for many years now. I have used many of his different treatments for my performance, injuries & general training recovery. I have always had huge success after seeing ram. He is truly world class at what he does. I will continue to work with ram all the way throughout my career and will be forever grateful for his precise and incredible work"

 

Richard Kilty
Birmingham Joint Care Clinic Kings Heath
Joint Care Clinic Birmingham
Joint Care Clinic Birmingham Reception

joint care clinic

Consulting Rooms

38 Harborne Road

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 3EB

Phone: 0333 444 2013

AREAS COVERED FOR FROZEN SHOULDER TREATMENT

We cover many areas throughout the UK, with our convenient Joint Care Clinics including:

Warwickshire clinic covering Rugby, Coventry, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Stratford Upon Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington Spa.

West Midlands clinic covering Birmingham, Edgbaston, Harborne, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull

Buckinghamshire clinic covering Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard

Northamptonshire clinic covering Northampton, Daventry, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Leicestershire clinic covering Leicester and Nottingham(Nottinghamshire)

We also have regular clinics in Newcastle covering the North East.