I had trauma in my shoulder from playing football years ago. My trauma turned into chronic arthritis. I have tried steroids, ibuprofen, physical therapy and acupuncture before I learned about PRP injections. PRP therapy in my shoulder have improved my pain significantly and I still continue to do my physical therapy. Im usually afraid of needles but Dr. Elist has a soft and steady hand and the procedure was not that painful! And the the best part was Dr. Elist does mobile calls so he came to my office after work several times, it’s so convenient.
I was a little skeptical about the procedure really working or improving my shoulder discomfort. I had a rotator cuff tear years ago playing basketball and it never healed right. I was not a surgical candidate. After hearing about free phone consultations with a JointPRP doctor I figured I had nothing to lose. I had a consultation over the phone which took about 10 minutes and decided to give it a try and here I am today. After about 2 months I had noticed my shoulder pain had decreased alot. Dr. Elist is super flexible and scheduling is easy. I felt like I wasn’t rushed off the phone and he welcomed all my questions. Shows that he cares and such an easy process.
My sister who sees Dr. Elist for her lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis recommended me to give PRP a try. Since its not very risky and even the athletes are using it these days, I figured why not try it on my elbows. I have had tennis elbow for for the last 6 months and have tried all the NSAIDS, bracing and steroid injections without much relief. Knowing the great care that he has been giving my sister, i felt in safe hands. I was amazed that he does free phone consultations because NO doctors actually get on the phone for a consultation. The PRP injection took about 45 minutes to do and I have not had pain or swelling in my elbow for the last few months and started my tennis routine again!