InterX Success Story - Kathy FritzThe InterX® helped Kathy return to the game she loves
Since 1975, Kathy May Fritz has been a professional tennis player, challenging greats like Billy Jean King, Chris Evert and Martina Navaratilova. She has played in numerous competitive tournaments including the US Open and Wimbledon. However, more than 30 years of playing tennis created a new challenge for Kathy - finding a solution to chronic pain.
In February 2004, Kathy gradually began experiencing pain in her elbow that continued to worsen. She was diagnosed with golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), a form of tendonitis that causes pain and inflammation around the elbow joint. Kathy attempted multiple forms of relief, but the pain eventually forced her to stop playing tennis.
As a professional tennis player, Kathy was familiar with treatments for pain. She tried anti-inflammatories, but only received minimal relief. Kathy also started physical therapy and began to notice improvement when off the court, but continued to suffer when using her arm for intense activity including serving the ball. In the early summer of 2005, noted sports medicine specialist Dr. Ernest Vanderweghe introduced Kathy to NRG and InterX® technology.
"I was skeptical, but willing to try anything." Kathy said. After almost a year of physical therapy and unrelenting pain, she needed a solution that would put her back in the game.
Treatment and Results
Kathy received her first InterX® treatment in June 2005, and began to receive relief after only three 15-minute treatments. She was back playing tennis soon after. Kathy has seen a major improvement since she began using the device and can now play her favorite sport without suffering. "My elbow felt better and I didn't have pain when playing," she said. Treatment with the InterX® gave Kathy the confidence to make a last minute entry into the 2005 US Open Tennis Championship, where she made the final of the women's senior doubles.
Kathy has now incorporated the InterX® into her strengthening and conditioning regime. She is now able to to play tennis three times a week, and is back in training for another tournament. Kathy adds, "It has been incredible to play tennis without pain!"