The Danville Knee Doctor

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John P. Filippini, DC

Here are just a few of the amazing stories of patients that have seen incredible results with our treatments:

Meniscus Tear, Ligament Tear & Dislocated Kneecap Healed:

"I grew up with knee injuries being very active in sports. In 2008 I tore ligaments in one knee and  had a dislocated kneecap and meniscus tear in the other.

I knew the risks and the recovery time of surgery and I chose to treat with Dr. Filippini instead.

After a few days, I started feeling relief. After a couple of weeks, the pain     diminished significantly. After a couple of months, the pain was completely gone and I had full range of motion.

I am completely thrilled with my results!” ~Joshua - San Ramon, CA


 

Meniscus Tear Healed:

"Dr. Gershman was diagnosed with left knee damage at the medial meniscus (cartilage in the inner knee) in 2006.  He suffered substantial pain and swelling.  Two independent orthopedics suggested knee surgery (arthroscopy) to remove the cartilage which promised relief.  Dr. Gershman decided not to do it because it does not cure the root cause which is a meniscus tear.

As an alternative, Dr. Gershman went through a 6 week treatment protocol using a combination of treatments over the knee area with pain and swelling.

The results were phenomenal.  The left knee has been completely cured after a treatment of 6 weeks only.  The need for a second protocol of 6 weeks has not become necessary until now (more than 4 years after the successful treatment).  Dr. Gershman has been working out all those years for 2 to 3 hours a day (7 days a week) without any pain.  He does fast pace walking with the elevated treadmill as well as weight lifting.  His workouts are to be considered fairly tough.  Dr. Gershman is almost 58 years old."  Steve Gershman, DPM



Osteoarthritic Knee Pain Eliminated in 2 Weeks:

"As a practicing physical therapist that has spent a lot of time participating in recreational sports over the last 20 years, I have incurred osteoarthritis in both knees.  This is the result of 4 prior knee surgeries on my right knee and 3 on my left to correct orthopedic injuries.  Despite rehabilitation, time and age has taken its toll.  I would like to comment that the "Chinese Medicine" gave me relief above and beyond all conventional physical therapy treatments.  I did it for 9 days without much effect, but on the 10-12 days I noticed a significant reduction in the level of pain and inflammation.  The most amazing thing is the lasting effect.  I occasionally have a "flare-up" or twinge of pain after activity.  Simply repeating the procedures for two consecutive days eliminates the pain and returns me to a much more comfortable state.

I have recommended the treatment for several of my patients and they have reported similar results.  Herbal medicine is time tested in many cultures and I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to sample this herbal remedy for so aggravating a condition such as osteoarthritis."  Donald C., PT/PhD, Stanford University, California



Knee Pain Eliminated from Bone-on-Bone Osteoarthritis:

"In December of 2006, I had arthroscopic knee surgery which was only mildly successful.  Although it cleared up scar tissue, it was, obviously, unable to replace the cartilage which I have almost completely lost in my left knee due to my bone-on-bone osteoarthritis condition.  Six months of painful physical therapy brought me no closer to mobility and I was finally referred for a knee replacement.  I am only 56 years old and I refused.

At that point, I started using the Chinese Medicine - I did the first two months of a three month prescription and since then have occasionally done touch up treatments.  I whole heartedly believe in these products.  I can't say that I am 100%, but I am very active and only mildly uncomfortable compared to what I felt before." Patient from Massachusetts, June 2008



Successful Improvement of Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain:

"An 83 year old female suffered from bone-on-bone osteoarthritis in her left knee and had trouble with her right knee as well.  She was receiving regular collagen injections but her other doctors told her she would not be able to continue the collagen shots for pain control.  She had been unable to climb stairs due to her constant pain.  The patient was considering a double knee replacement.

She was recommended 3 months of treatment for osteoarthritis.  After 3 months of treatment, the patient reported a complete absence of pain, ambulating (moving/walking) fine and was happy and engaged in all activities of daily living.

She had stopped undergoing treatment when she went to Florida on vacation and had suffered a setback.  However, she reported an improvement of over 80% in pain and mobility.  She is very satisfied with the results."   Roberta B. - Danville



Successful Treatment of Joint Pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis:

"A 57 year old male presents with stiffness and soreness bilaterally in all joints of the upper and lower extremities (arms, hands, feet and legs).  Symptoms are aggravated by walking, especially the ankle joint, which swell severely and produce extreme pain.  He reports his condition is getting worse and that he had to leave his employment six months earlier and is now completely disabled.  He has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis by his previous MD.

After his examination, he was given in-office treatments and prescribed specific Chinese Medicine nutraceuticals.  At his next appointment, three days later, he reported that the swelling in his left ankle had disappeared within the first 24 hours, with other symptoms beginning to improve.  Continuing this protocol, after one week, he reported all symptoms had improved approximately 70%.  With continued treatment and herbs for three additional weeks, he reports improvement at 80%.  He continues to improve at the time of this writing, and is planning to return to work soon.  In his own words, he says the treatment has "given me my life back".  Eight months later, the patient did another blood test and found that the RH factor became negative."  Donald M.