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Arthritis services offered in Willow Park, TX

Nearly one in four adults will develop arthritis, a chronic disease that progressively damages their joints, causing pain and limiting their mobility. If you struggle with arthritis, you owe it to yourself to connect with Nadeem Khan, MD, and his team at the Stem Cell Center of Texas in Willow Park, Texas. They specialize in stem cell therapy, an advanced regenerative treatment that uses your own adult stem cells to promote healing in the damaged joint and relieve your symptoms. Call the office today or book online to learn how stem cell treatments can help you return to an active lifestyle.

How do I develop arthritis?

Arthritis is joint inflammation, but the cause of the inflammation depends on which type of arthritis you have. Of the more than 100 types, the two most common are:

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis develops as the cartilage in your joint wears down over years of repeatedly using the joint. The loss of cartilage causes bone damage, bone spurs, and inflammation.

You’re most likely to develop osteoarthritis in large, weight-bearing joints like your knees and hips. However, it can affect any joint, including those in your spine. OA causes progressive bone degeneration, but treatment can slow the tissue damage.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis begins with inflammation when your immune system malfunctions, attacking the synovial tissues inside the joint. Without treatment, the ongoing inflammation damages and deforms the bones.

RA usually starts in the small joints of your fingers, hands, and feet, occurring in the same joint on both sides of your body.

What symptoms will I experience with arthritis?

All types of arthritis cause joint pain and stiffness. As the joint degeneration gets worse, it becomes harder to move the joint, and your pain intensifies.

RA also causes joint tenderness, warmth, and swelling. The inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis can spread to other body areas, causing problems in your eyes, skin, lungs, blood vessels, and other organs.

How is arthritis treated?

Conventional arthritis treatment includes anti-inflammatory medication, exercise, and weight loss (when needed). People with rheumatoid arthritis take disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) to (hopefully) put the disease into remission.

But that’s not where your treatment choices end. You can get stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Center of Texas.

Your experienced provider harvests adult stem cells (mesenchymal stem cells) living in your body fat and bone marrow. Mesenchymal stem cells are perfect for treating arthritis because they regenerate the cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones, and connective tissues.

After concentrating the stem cells, your provider injects them into your arthritic joint. As they reach the damaged tissues, the cells stimulate healing, producing new cells to repair the damage, reduce inflammation, and ease your symptoms.

If you have arthritis, connect with the Stem Cell Center of Texas right away. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn how stem cell therapy can improve your joint health.