As a teenager I had a skiing accident and injured my right knee, and the following year re-injured the same knee after being thrown from a horse. Over the next 30 years whenever I slipped, fell or stumbled it was always on my right knee. As I aged I began to experience more and more pain in the knee and it became more difficult to ignore. I saw a physician while in my 40’s and was informed I damaged and wore away the cartilage. I was told to “put up” with the pain as long as possible and then come back for a total knee replacement surgery. By the time I was in my 50’s I had come to accept the pain and lack of motion with the knee.
I was introduced to Prolotherapy treatment by a cousin who had successful treatment for his severe knee and shoulder arthritis. My first treatment with Dr. Kramer was in 2006 and upon arriving at home one hour after treatment my leg felt “full” and “stiff”. The first 24-hours were somewhat painful and my knee was stiff but after the first few days I noticed a real difference in the pain and mobility of my knee. Over the next year I had “6” monthly treatments and after each Prolotherapy treatment session my knee got better and better. Upon realizing how good my right knee felt I recognized I had pain in my left knee too so had three Prolotherapy treatments on it. It really wasn’t until I was no longer in pain that I realized just how much the pain in my knees had some to limit my life. Dr. Kramer was extremely professional yet kind, patient and open to all my questions and concerns.