In October 2016, at the age of 37, I found out that I had a congenital cam lesion on the head of my right femur, along with a bone spur and osteoarthritis in the hip joint. My physical activity came to a screeching halt from the pain that I was experiencing. I was an avid runner and felt lost without the physical activity. I had trouble lifting my leg to get into the car, and putting on socks and shoes were incredibly frustrating.
Conventional orthopedic doctors that I saw, suggested cortisone shots and physical therapy as the solution. Beyond that, I was told to wait until I was in so much pain that I couldn’t take it anymore, and get a hip replacement.
I knew there had to be other options.
That’s when I came across regenerative medicine through Dr. Jonathan Fenton. He recommended additional consultation with Dr. Jennifer Stebbing. These doctors gave me hope that I could have a good quality of life without surgery. Through the use of prolotherapy, PRP, autologous stem cell treatment, and trigger point release, I have been able to resume my physical activity. I now enjoy multi-day hikes in the White Mountains, downhill skiing, and getting into my car without pain.
When I do encounter muscle imbalances and tightness, Dr. Stebbing gets me back on track quickly. She is intuitive and gifted in her understanding of body mechanics. Her approach to healing and correcting issues is second to none and I have not met another doctor who seeks out solutions like she does. She has improved my quality of life.
Dr. Stebbing has taught me along the way how my body works and what I need to do to keep it working right. If you’re looking for a treatment for the cause and not just the symptoms I highly recommend seeing Dr. Stebbing.