Millions of Americans suffer daily from debilitating joint pain. While a variety of conditions may contribute, the pain is usually caused by inflammation surrounding the area where two bones meet (the joint). The most common places for joint pain are the knees, ankles and shoulders, but it can occur wherever a joint is present. Because joints help us move and give our body support, when a person is in pain it can make normal activities excruciating. Medical research and new technology have allowed providers to offer many different treatment options to relieve joint discomfort. The Rheumatology Consultants of Western New York have the staff and resources to diagnose and give relief for arthritis and joint pain.
Joint Pain Causes
Joint pain generally increases with age, but some diseases can contribute to painful joints early in life. A variety of conditions and diseases can cause joint pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, muscle tears and sprains, gout, bursitis and osteoarthritis. Obesity can also contribute to pain in the hips, knees, and ankles. Many times, athletes notice progressive pain in their joints later in their lives. While occasional pain can be managed with over the counter medication, severe pain may require more powerful treatments. Ultimately, our goal is to reduce pain and swelling while simultaneously preserving joint function. Life in New York requires mobility, and we want to get you back to the highest quality of life possible!
Joint Pain Treatment in Buffalo
After determining the cause of the joint pain, the next step is to implement a plan of action. This can include a variety of options such as anti-inflammatory medications, topical creams or ointments, and in certain cases, surgery. A rheumatologist may also implement a period of rest for the afflicted joint, followed up with a strength and rehabilitation program. Sometimes physical therapy combined with medication maximizes relief. For weight related conditions, a dietary regimen can be recommended in addition to regular exercise. If you live in West Seneca and have joint pain, contact us today to get on a road towards comfort. Unfortunately, arthritis is a progressive condition, so the sooner you seek treatment the better!
Regardless of the source of your of joint pain, the Rheumatology Consultants can help. Our doctors have the experience and tools to give you relief. We provide joint pain treatment whether you reside in West Seneca, Orchard Park, Blasdell, Lackawanna, Cheektowaga, Buffalo, Amherst, Williamsville, Elma, Alden, Jamestown, Batavia, the Southtowns and the Northtowns and are committed to your comfort. Please contact us at (716) 675-7376 to schedule an appointment today!