All over the world, massage is used as the number one complementary therapy. When it comes to diabetes, massage has been recommended for nearly a century now. Life with diabetes comes with a lot of stress, and stress means high blood pressure. In addition to maintaining the right blood sugar level, avoiding smoking and alcohol and other manageable pain contributors, massage for diabetes can help diabetics manage pain and in many other ways, including the stress relief.
Frozen Shoulder in Diabetics
Once you start feeling a lot of pain at the tip of the shoulders, and your movement is not as free as it used to be, you might be having a so-called Frozen Shoulder. The first symptoms reveal that your further movement is most likely limited by a fibrosis, and this state is deeply connected with diabetes, because certain compounds will definitely accumulate inside the linings of joints in the collaged. After that, the fibers inside collagen will stick together and will restrict your stretching capabilities, causing severe pain. Eventually, this
It appears that in diabetes, certain compounds accumulate in the linings of joints in the collagen. The collagen fibers then stick together and limit the capacity for the joint and ligaments to stretch with movement. Ultimately this ends up as a frozen shoulder.
Dominant shoulder is usually the one getting hit by the frozen shoulder, or the so-called diabetic shoulder capsulitis. You won’t be able to back stretch, and the muscle impairment will become more and more present. Other features will include a tense back pain while trying to put on a t-shirt, pain in the trapezius muscle(a muscle between the neck and the shoulder) and pain in the deltoid muscle (the upper and outer arm). A simple massage applied properly several times a week can help relieve the pain and it can also help in curing the shoulder and the condition.
Massage for Diabetes
Massage therapy is known as one of the beneficial treatments. Therapeutic massage for diabetes can be very helpful in combination with the physical therapy in order to reduce the pain, swelling, muscle contraction, and to improve the blood circulation, increase mobility, clearing trigger points. With just a few massages, this painful everyday stretching will become easier to bear, and the pain will be weaker and weaker as more therapies are applied.
Some of the best massage treatments involve deep tissue massage to affected trigger point and tendons in conjunction with myofascial release, hot stone and possibly cupping massage. Massage should be done at least once every two weeks, and it should be done in 15 consecutive sessions. The results will be outstanding.
Other Treatments For Frozen Shoulder
If the massage for diabetes fails, the best alternative way to recover from the frozen shoulder state is to keep the shoulder in constant movement. This way, you will keep the muscles warm and working, and the pain will be gone eventually. If you are unable to exercise or do a physical therapy, aspirin or heating pads might do the trick. Also, steroids injection has proven to be a temporary solution, but it has high consequences. First and foremost try massage for diabetes pain management and adhesion reversal. If you still dont have sufficient results, only then consider surgery.