Magcell Microcirc: Shoulder Tendonitis Pain Resolved

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Magcell Microcirc: Shoulder Tendonitis Pain Resolved

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Former Gymnast Discovers Magcell Microcirc For Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

"I have struggled with a tendonitis in my left shoulder since I was a teenager, when I used to represent Great Britain in gymnastics festivals abroad. This involved lots of strenuous activities. I had to lift other gymnasts and do complex tumbles, which involved lots of pressure and weight on my shoulders.  I struggled for years with my left shoulder and at times I was unable to lift my arm above my head; everyday tasks like brushing my hair became very difficult - let alone gymnastics. 

I was eventually diagnosed with rotator cuff shoulder tendonitis and I had to have physiotherapy for over a year. Over a thousand pounds was spent on physiotherapy, this treatment worked for a while, but I was unable to compete in gymnastics anymore so I had to stop, but as I knew I still wanted to be involved in the sport I undertook a coaching qualification and became a gymnastics coach. 

In the summer of 2021, I started to struggle again with shoulder pain, which once again, rendered me unable to carry out everyday activities. I rang my local GP and explained my shoulder history. I was told to take paracetamol and ibuprofen. I was not referred to a physio, just told to take over-the-counter medicine. I took over-the-counter medicine for a few weeks but I was still struggling to properly keep on top of the pain and my movement was restricted.

A mutual friend suggestedI I speak to Mary Fickling who is the Co-director of Physiopod and PhysioEquipment. I reached out to Mary and she was interested to hear about my shoulder and as I was local, said she would lend me a piece of equipment called the Magcell Microcirc to see what results I would get. I was told to use for 3 weeks up to 12 times a day. 

Magcell Microcirc: Shoulder Tendonitis Pain Resolved

I started to use the Magcell as instructed by Mary, it is simple and easy to use. It is a small device which you place on the area in pain. I just held it in place on my shoulder, switched it on and it started to work. After 5 minutes I had  completed one round of treatment. I then pressed the device again to receive another 5 minutes of treatment.

After the first week of using the device I was in a lot less pain and I was able to lessen the amount of pain killers I was taking. Mary was fantastic and checked in with me weekly to see how I was getting on with the device. 

By the end of the three weeks, I had completely stopped taking painkillers and was now doing everyday activities pain- free! The Magcell does really work. I wish I had been put in touch with Mary years ago.

Can’t thank the Physiopod sisters enough for lending me this piece of equipment.  I was also very interested to find out about all of the amazing work that Physiopod do and that it is a family run business. Mary and her sister Julie are both directors of the company and have helped thousands of women with Lymphoedema.

Thankyou again ladies"

Ms T

Clinical Effects

The following effects of electrode-free electrotherapy with MAGCELL® are clinically recorded:

  • Pain alleviation and movement stimulation
    e.g. in the case of osteoarthritis
  • Substantial improvement in circulation
  • Reduction of sensory neurotoxicities (polyneuropathy)
  • Recently studies showed a very good result by BPH

Blood flow stimulation (Source: Funk et al (2014)

funk et al 2014

MAGCELL® MICROCIRC significantly increases micro-circulation (p < 0,001) while nitric oxide (NO) has a blood vessel dilatory effect. The authors recommend the therapy for clinical situations where an improvement in micro circulation is identified, like for instance in the case of chronic tissue repair.


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