Jennifer J. (Age 42)
I am a competitive marathon runner and profession figure competitor. I developed bilateral ischial tendonosis in my hamstrings/glutes while training for a marathon. My symptoms were very severe and forced me to stop running. I had pain even when walking, bending over, climbing stairs, etc.
I came to Dr. Kramer at the recommendation of my chiropractor. My chiropractor recommended Prolotherapy right away but said that I could try physical therapy first. I saw a PT for about 8-months with no significant improvement. I also tried yoga and massage therapy prior to Prolotherapy with no improvement.
Dr. Kramer treated me with Prolotherapy and ozone on both of my tendons where the hamstrings insert on the pelvis bone. I started noticing results 2-weeks after the first treatment. I was able to walk and do day to day activities with less pain. I had a total of 5-treatments about 3-4 weeks apart and noticed marked improvements with each treatment. I began running a little bit after the 4th treatment. After the 5th treatment I am now able to run short periods of time at faster paces with no pain. The road back to running, competitively will take a while but I am now confident that I will get there! In hindsight, I wish I would have started treatment with Prolotherapy right away and I wouldn’t have lost an entire year of training!
I loved working with Dr. Kramer! From the start I felt like he was dedicated to getting me healthy and back to where I wanted to be. He informed me about the treatment process, gave me very clear directions on what to do, what not to do, and additional stretches and exercises to do between treatments. Dr. Kramer has a great “bedside manner”, and is a caring person and a gifted healer! I tell everyone I know about Dr. Kramer!