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Shoulder

Whether or not we’re carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, shoulder pain gets us down in several  ways.  First, pain is pain and never fun.  Pain is exhausting and interferes with everything we do.  And, we use our arms for almost every activity and most movements, so if it happens to the arms, it happens to the shoulders, too..

Causes of shoulder pain

According to physicians and physiotherapists, shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal condition that they see in their clinics, after low back and neck pain. Due to the ball and socket joint system, the shoulders tend to be susceptible to injury because of the inherently unstable design of the shoulder system. The shoulders are the most mobile joint in the body but the price of this broad range of mobility is instability and tendency toward injury and dislocation. The shoulders are ready for reaching, throwing, lifting, pushing and all sorts of twists, turns and bending, but this leaves them primed for injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy or injection of varicose veins is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of your varicose veins. The veins are injected with a solution called a sclerosant which damages the internal lining of the vein and causes blood clotting within the vein. In time, your own body will then destroy the vein and it will disappear. The solution normally used for this procedure is called sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STD) and is available in different concentrations depending on the size of the vein being treated.

What is foam sclerotherapy?

Normally STD is injected as a solution directly into the vein to be treated. Foam sclerotherapy involves making small volumes of the solution into foam by rapid mixing and agitation with a small volume of air. This can then be used to treat some of the larger underlying abnormal veins which would not normally be treated with conventional sclerotherapy. This is performed under ultrasound control. The foam solution causes intense spasm of the vein and a greater volume can be injected without using too much of the STD solution.

Is foam better than conventional sclerotherapy?

The initial results with foam sclerotherapy are very promising and this method of treatment offers a possible alternative to surgery. However, it should be emphasized that this is a new treatment and at present, the long term results are not yet known and it’s not possible to say how this treatment compares in terms of results with conventional surgery or sclerotherapy.

What happens after treatment?

You should keep the compression pads, bandage, and stocking on continuously for 5 days. After this, you may remove the pads and bandage and then replace the stocking which should be worn for a further 7 days. During this 7 day period, you may remove the stocking to shower and you may remove it at night if you wish. If you find the stocking comfortable and wish to wear it for longer, this may be helpful. Please bring your stocking back with you to your next visit as it may be possible to reuse it if you have further injections. You should do plenty of walking and may generally do most normal activities without any problem. If in doubt ask your doctor. You can be active as usual after the treatment and do not need to avoid anything in particular. However, you should not drive on the day the procedure is performed, just in case you experience any visual disturbances

Will I need further treatment?

It is unlikely that all your varicose veins will improve after one set of injections and you may need several treatments. You will be seen again in a few weeks’ time and further injections can be performed at that stage. Some of the untreated veins may have shrunk at that stage.

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