I have been a competitive track and distance running for many years, part of that time at a national class level. I have experienced hamstring problems during my years of running, however the last experience was one that I could not seem to get over. I sought treatment from a chiropractor with no positive result in this case. I then saw an orthopedist who said I had a chronic hamstring strain and advised me to see physical therapy, which I did. After four sessions with little or no positive results I did proceed with various stretching exercises that were given to me as part of the physical therapy treatments. I do believe that those particular stretching exercises made my injury worse, they were not correct exercises for my problem. A friend, who is in the health and wellness business suggested I might see Dr. Kramer. After doing some computer investigative work on Prolotherapy I decided to see Dr. Kramer. He gave me a detailed examination, both physical and verbal, and it was decided that I should undergo Prolotherapy treatments. I had several treatments as my injury was fairly severe. After not being able to run for a matter of months I soon was back running per Dr. Kramer’s instructions as to how to proceed. It was not long after my last treatment that I once again could enjoy my running with a full range of leg motion. Dr. Kramer gave me two stretching exercises that he said would keep the problem hamstring supple and not so prone to further injury, he was correct.
I have been hamstring-problem-free for a matter of months since my visits, and although my treatment was different than anything I’d had before it worked. Once I had an understanding of Prolotherapy my decision was made very easy and I have had no regret that I took these painless treatments.