Over the past four years my arthritic thumb joint has gotten progressively more painful and weakened. I had purchased all the splints recommended with little relief from the pain. NSAIDS were not having much of an affect. I had constant pain in my thumb. It was the one thing that made me feel my age. Yoga positions that I once enjoyed became more and more difficult. Riding my bike was not without discomfort. Even driving highlighted the pain that I had from this degenerating joint. Tightening and loosening lids were problematic. The joint was swollen and tender to touch.
It is like years have been erased since I had my last prolotherapy injection. The swelling and pain has disappeared. I am able to easily do the downward dog yoga position without any discomfort and I no longer ask for assistance with opening jars. I cannot recall the last time I grimaced at the wheel of the car while driving wishing the pain in my thumb joint would go away. It is difficult to imagine all the pain that I once had now that it is gone. I have highly recommended Dr. Kaplan’s Osteopathic Wellness program to friends who suffer from arthritis. I have tremendous respect for Dr. Kaplan and his commitment to wellness. I have been more than pleased with the care and surprised by the generous amount of time that he is able to commit to his patients.