Juvent is a life changer - May 22, 2023
After a lifetime of downhill snow skiing, biking, swimming, water polo, hiking which continued into my early 50’s, I found myself in my mid-50s with such severe joint pain in shoulders, hips, and right knee (which had an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in my 20’s) that I couldn’t even walk without excruciating pain and sleep had become impossible.
After consulting with an orthopedic surgeon to see if there were any treatment options to bring some relief, I was recommended to take high dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatories until the pain is unbearable and then knee replacement. The pain medications did not bring relief and symptoms worsened.
A month after this consultation, I was tackled by two 75-pound dogs running at full speed making direct impact into my right knee. MRI revealed the ACL graft destroyed, tear of proximal and mid posterior cruciate ligaments, further injury to what little remained of the menisci, degenerative/arthritic change with chondral loss with subchondral bone marrow edema.
I was thankful I didn’t fracture my femur or hip with the force I was hit. Following this injury, I was in even more pain plus marked swelling and instability of the knee. I was given crutches to use, however, this aggravated the pain in my shoulder. Severe sleep deprivation caused by the pain left me in deep misery and severe depression.
My primary care doctor who had a family member get relief using Juvent recommended I try it to see if I might find some improvement. I can never thank him enough for this suggestion! With the post-injury swelling and pain, I was not initially able to stand on the Juvent for 20 minutes, so I started with just 5-10 minutes a couple times each day, extending the time as I could tolerate it. In less than two weeks, I was able to stand for the full 20-minute cycle without any breaks. I definitely experienced improved sleep within the first 5 days of use. I cut back in both frequency and dose of pain medication, and after about 5 weeks of using the Juvent 20 minutes/day for 6 days/week, I stopped taking all pain medications. In addition to getting relief where I was hurting the most (my knee), I was also getting relief in my hip and my shoulder. I also noticed that the chronic feet and ankle pain that had come with age had diminished. I also noticed upper and lower leg muscles were less achy.
Prior to using the Juvent, I was struggling to accept the fact that age had taken a toll on my body after a lifetime of high impact sports compounded by the recent injury. I would have to navigate as best I could to minimize standing and walking time to avoid excessive swelling and pain.
It has been three months since initiating Juvent use. I was able to walk a mile this week without pain and not “paying for it “afterward as I had prior to the Juvent.
Not only have I found tremendous benefit, but my family has also. My husband (early 60’s) experienced relief in his knees and ankles. He finished this ski season feeling better than he can remember. Our daughter who is a figure skater has used it for a tender knee and back strain. After 1-2 treatments she was completely pain free. What a gift to not take medications to cope with the pain.
There are not enough words to adequately express what a life-changer Juvent has been for me and for my family. Thank you to all who created it and make it available for me to benefit and have in my own home!
I only wish I knew about Juvent about 10 years ago to help my father with neuropathy, knee pain, and balance in his final years. I am convinced that he would have had life-changing relief and improved quality of life.
I thank God for all of you at Juvent!!! ~ Cathy C., California