Osteoarthritis Specialist

Nebben Physical Medicine

Medical Center located in Clarksville, TN

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting more than 30 million adults in the U.S. If joint pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis restrict your mobility and quality of life, the board-certified providers at Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, offer solutions. They use revolutionary regenerative medicine therapies, including mesenchymal stem cells, and K-Laser treatment to restore joint structure and function without surgery or downtime. Call Nebben Physical Medicine to learn more, or use the online booking tool today.

Osteoarthritis Q & A

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a common chronic disease that occurs when the cartilage that normally cushions your bones wears down over time. It’s a condition that causes stiffness and pain because of damage in your spine, hips, knees, wrists, and other joints. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, the team of physical medicine providers at Nebben Physical Medicine help ease your pain and restore joint function.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

If you have osteoarthritis, you might experience the following signs and symptoms commonly associated with the disease:

  • Joint pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Popping or crackling sounds during movement
  • Bone spurs

Risk factors for osteoarthritis include older age, being a woman, obesity, previous joint injuries, repeated joint stress, certain metabolic diseases, and genetics. Without proper treatment, osteoarthritis can progressively become worse and more painful over time.

How is osteoarthritis treated?

The providers at Nebben Physical Medicine review your symptoms and medical history and use blood or imaging tests to diagnose osteoarthritis and its symptoms. They may recommend one or more of the following physical medicine treatments to restore joint function and ease pain:

Regenerative medicine

During regenerative medicine treatment, your provider uses revolutionary Predictive Biotech mesenchymal stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections derived from your own blood to accelerate joint healing. Both therapies enhance your body’s natural healing capabilities.

Your provider injects mesenchymal stem cells from a lab or PRP, after spinning a sample of your blood in a centrifuge, into damaged joints.

K-Laser therapy

K-Laser therapy delivers red and near-infrared laser light wavelengths to the joints to boost circulation, decrease swelling, reduce pain, enhance tissue repair, and relieve joint pain without surgery or downtime.

Joint injections

In addition to regenerative medicine joint therapies, your practitioner also offers steroid injections and hyaluronic acid injections to lubricate the joints and ease osteoarthritis pain. They let you know which type of joint injection is right for you based on the severity of your condition and preferences.

Don’t live with osteoarthritis pain and limited mobility when simple solutions are available at Nebben Physical Medicine. Schedule an appointment over the phone, or use the online booking tool today.