Arthritis Specialist

Complete Health Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Medical Center & Chiropractic Care located in Waxahachie, TX

About 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffers from some form of arthritis. Joint pain, swelling, and inflammation can be managed effectively by the team at Complete Health Medical Center in Waxahachie, Texas. The team offers safe and gentle regenerative medicine, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), chiropractic care, and physical medicine so your joints can feel and function better. To set up a consultation, call Complete Health Medical Center today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a term for more than 100 conditions that cause joint pain, swelling, and inflammation. Over time, arthritis wears away the cartilage within your joints, which can lead to decreased range of motion, stiffness, and pain with movement. If left untreated, arthritis can completely destroy the cartilage within your joints and leave your joints without a cushion for comfort and movement, called bone-on-bone arthritis.

What causes arthritis?

Arthritis types are divided into categories based on their causes. Arthritis categories are:

Degenerative arthritis

Degenerative arthritis is also called osteoarthritis and is the result of trauma and wear-and-tear. This is the most common type of arthritis and often develops in hips, knees, and shoulders.

Inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is caused by inflammation that attacks your joints and destroys cartilage. Types of inflammatory arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis develops when an infection attacks the cartilage in your joints. The infection may spread from a cut in your skin or surgical incisions and quickly damages your cartilage and bones. Infectious arthritis is a medical emergency.

Metabolic arthritis

Metabolic arthritis develops when your body metabolizes the foods you eat and deposits the end products of digestion into your joints. These end products are often spiky, painful crystals that cause gout.

Depending on your symptoms and the location of your pain, the team at Complete Health Medical Center evaluates your case to determine your diagnosis. X-rays may be required to determine the extent of joint damage.

How can arthritis be treated?

Various treatments are available at Complete Health Medical Center to relieve arthritis symptoms and improve the function of your joints. Treatments include:

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine products derived from mesenchymal stem cells and Wharton’s jelly can be injected into damaged joints to support the natural healing and repair of cartilage and other soft tissues.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP injections using your own blood platelets provide essential nutrients and increased blood supply to speed up the healing process in injured joints.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care, including chiropractic adjustments, can improve your range of motion and decrease pain in stiff, sore joints throughout your body.

Rehabilitation

Exercises and stretches tailored to your symptoms can improve your level of physical function and comfort.

The team develops a personalized treatment plan incorporating these therapies to help you manage your arthritis symptoms.

To schedule a visit at Complete Health Medical Center, call the office today.