After first short I felt a great relief the pain was so much less. I was able to walk pain free.
I have four key points that were really bothering me. First is changing positions, it would really bother me; it was really difficult. The second thing is walking up and down the stairs, dragging one foot from the other. The third was when I'm sleeping, whenever I turned over my knee, the pain would wake me. The fourth is, it would be very difficult when walking distance for more than 10 minutes. What I found after having the treatment of the steroid injection then 5 Hyalgan shots was the changing positions was greatly improved. I can walk up and down the stairs normally even if it was slow-paced, which is a vast improvement. Sleeping when i turn over doesn't wake me. I can sleep more peacefully. My endurance for walking is much improved. I can walk about 25 mins to half hour before discomfort. I feel the overall benefit. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I am 75-80% better on my own knees., which is a lot to me; without a doubt.My hand used to hurt me a lot. I have basilar arthritis on the left joint. I had one steroid injection and a couple of therapy sessions and its 80% better now. I can open a jar with little difficulty. Before, I could not open a jar at all. I don't have that intense hurt anymore.
I want to thank you and your staff for the help you have given me since I first came to Optimum Joint on October 14, 2013. To give you a little background on my condition, I have been having severe pain in my hip, the muscle in my leg and knee since last December. I was diagnosed with Sciatica at that time and must say the sciatica has cleared up but the pain in my hip and knee has not. I went to my internal medicine doctor - who referred me to an Orthopedist. He referred me to a pain management doctor, who felt an epidural would help but because I was on blood thinners he wouldn't consider that. Therefore, he referred me to a Physical Therapist that I went to three times a week for two months. That didn't help so I switched to a Chiropractic but his adjustments weren't helping so he referred me to his partner who helped slightly but I still had great trouble getting out of a chair, getting into the car and standing and walking. When that didn't help me, I switched to Acupuncture and that did absolutely nother and was at my wit's end. My wife heard your office talked about by Joe Bartlett on WOR and I thought I would give your office a try - not expecting too much once again. From the first time I met you and you explained what you do - the methods you used and the PT that you ordered, and the injections you gave me, I started to experience some relief. Now, after only two weeks, I find that I am getting out of a chair much easier - can actually get into the car without help and am walking much better. I truly believe that continuing with you and your staff with the injections and physical therapyl; I will continue to get better. Your approach is different from everyone else's and I only wish I had met you months ago. Thank you so much.
In my early 40's dislocated left shoulder and had it reset; at 45 years old primary physician diagnosed arthritis and at 50 years old I can hardly move my arm. It was difficult to do my job as an electrician with decreaed mobility; for 20 years this problem remained, but not now at 70 years old I'm 70% better. I can sleep so much better, my mobility has increased, and I'm very happy with my results.
My hands are feeling so much better.
I have been getting therapy on my knees for several months. The pain did not subsided much until I had an injection of platelets. Three days later, my knees feel better and i hope they will continue getting better. I hope to be able to bend my knees without pain - sit down better, walk stairs more easily, and walk. I am very optimistic.
I wanted to take this opportunity thank you and your staff for diagnosing and treating the elbow pain I was experiencing. I was experiencing elbow pain for over a year to the point where I couldn't shake someone's hand without feeling pain. You had recommended PRP injections and after one treatment my pain has been reduced 95%. In addition, you have also injected my shoulders with PRP and I am experiencing a decrease in pain and I am looking forward to future injections. I also want to add that you have a friendly and professional staff and that I have recommended you to my friends and family. Have a happy new year!
In my early 40's dislocated left shoulder and had it reset; at 45 years old primary physician diagnosed me with arthritis and at 50 years old, i can hardly move my arm. It was difficult to do my job as an electrician with decreased mobility; for 20 years this problem remained but not now and 70 years old. I'm 70% better. I can sleep so much better my mobility has improved and I'm very happy with my results.
I have joint pains since 1995. Started with pains and swelling in my wrist and fingers. Then slowly started in other joints. I am seeing rheumatologist since 1998, I went though few medicines but seems none of them help. And pain started growing and growing since 2005. I have little pain in my hips. A year ago, I had an xray done on my hips because I had severe pain in my left hip. The xray showed bone on bone that's why my pain was not going away and rheumatologist suggest me I may need hip replacement. I did some research and found out about Optimum Joint. They insert this gel thing in the joints between the bones and today is my third treatment and I am feeling a lot better. Pain is gone and feels very good. God bless them, they are helping their patients everyday. Thank you doctors and the whole team.
I came to Optimum Joint with a high level of pain in both knees and a lack of flexibility. After four injection shots, my pain has greatly decreased. I am more flexible and can walk up and down.
My treatments are making me feel so much better. The first injection was a big improvement. So happy to be here as a patient. My walking is easy.
Find injection successful. Very pleased and feel younger and can reach without pain. Wonderful alternative to surgery.
Feeling a lot better. Very pleased with the outcome. has never felt that way for so many years. Now i can brush my hair, button up my clothes, do things without discomfort.
Before it was very painful. I couldn't lift the fork when eating, couldn't lift arm to put on my shirt. Now I am back to normal lifestyle. I am able to eat and dress myself without feeling pain. I really appreciate it.
After 2 years of pain, no sleep, agony everyday, I didn't have a quality life. Now after I have recieved treatment (2) I feel 100% better, great. Thanks to the doctors and the staff of Optimum Joint service.
I was leaving for Ireland and my right knee was hurting. I went to the doctor and he gave me a cortisone shot and said I was bone on bone and would have to have knee replacement. I had my left knee replaced and was not happy with the results and was not going thru that again.
I heard about Optimum Joint on 710 radio and decided to drive to Suffern from Queens. it is the best ride i have taken. I felt better after my first shot. No pain in my knee and my leg is much stronger. I am very happy with the results.
After 4.5 years of excruciating pain being unable to get out of bed or walk, I found Optimum Joint. After one treatment, I am able to walk without pain and "unbelievable" not in agony anymore. My friends commented how they are surprised to see me walk. My knee was very swollen when I first walked in, after my first visit, its so much better.
For more than a year I couldn't put on my socks or stand for more than 10 minutes without pain stopping me. Now I can reach my feet to put on my socks, go for long walks and play tennis again.
I am about 75 to 80% better.
Thank you for giving me my life back. When i came to you two months ago, I felt as if my right knee was broken. Your treatments progressively reduced my pain and gave me most of my mobility back. I truly appreciate your care and approach to dealing with joint pain. I had two rounds of Synvisc injections, neither of which relieved the apin. Your combination of PT, ultrasound guided injections, and sequencing of treatments really made a difference. You provide hope in averting knee replacement.