Capt. Gene operates a fishing charter service near Houston.
Fisherman with Shoulder Pain
“I lead fishing excursions in East Matagorda Bay out of Sargent, Texas and my right shoulder became so painful that I couldn’t cast anymore.
I didn’t want to have surgery if at all possible. I had friends who had gone through surgery and followed their treatment plan to the letter only to lose all progress when their tendon tore again.
After my first consultation and prolotherapy injection, I was sore for several weeks, but my mobility and pain began to improve.
Now, two years later, I have full mobility and I’m pain free. I am one of CSSPM’s strongest advocates…. I recommended him to another client just this morning.”
–Captain Gene (visit Captain Gene’s website!)
My RIGHT knee had progressively gotten worse with no apparent cause, over 6 months.
Skier with Knee Pain
“My RIGHT knee had progressively gotten worse with no apparent cause, over 6 months. I had had to stop playing golf and using the treadmill for workouts due to gradually increasing pain. Sometimes sleeping with the leg in the “wrong” position, the pain would wake me up. Some morning I could barely lift my right knee while dressing. And balancing the right leg to put a sock on my left foot, was out of the question. The final straw was taking my family snow skiing and finding after getting there that I could not ski for the pain.
During my first appointment at CSSPM, the doctors did a thorough examination, gave me treatment options and literature about Prolotherapy. I decided on a series of Prolotherapy injections in my knees. As pain improved and progress was made, we decided on knee braces for when I skied again.
My knees are doing amazingly well. I had gotten to the point where I could not go up and down steps without holding the rail. Especially when going down, I had not confidence that my knees, especially my right one, would hold me. Now I am back to going up and down steps with vigor and without holding a rail. Not only that, but I have increased the weight on every leg exercise machine I use by about 30% over what I could do BEFORE the knee started hurting. The last two years, I went snow skiing again. This year I went skiing three times! I started going to the driving range and subsequently found I can play a full round of golf with no problem (my hands and shoulders were sore the first two times out after a 20-month layoff, but not the knees).”
I am an endurance athlete and back in 2008, I had surgery on my meniscus.
Triathlete with Knee Pain
Leslie completed the Ironman Florida on November 6, 2010. The course was a 2.4-mile open water swim, followed by 112 miles on the bike, followed by a 26.2-mile run.
“I am an endurance athlete and back in 2008, I had surgery on my meniscus. Following surgery, scar tissue developed on one of the nerves in my knee resulting in a lot of pain. My physical therapist was the one who referred me to CSSPM. I was skeptical about prolotherapy at first, but I wasn’t running and wanted to get back to training soon. I had several treatments over the course of a couple of months and after each injection I found that the pain was going away, and I was getting my strength back. I am now running faster and stronger than before. CSSPM got me running again!”