Hip Pain

Autoimmune maladies can present a daunting task in terms of their identification and treatment. Such disorders arise when the immune system erroneously assaults healthy cells within the body, which results in inflammation and the detriment of tissue and organs. At the Buffalo Arthritis & Joint Pain Center, we are well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, and psoriatic arthritis.

RA is a persistent autoimmune disease that predominantly targets the joints. Its symptoms include agony, rigidity, and swelling within the joints, particularly those in the hands, wrists, and feet. RA can also prompt weariness, fever, and a loss of weight.

Lupus is yet another autoimmune malady that can afflict diverse bodily systems, including the skin, joints, and organs. Its symptoms may encompass a rash on the face, joint pain, weariness, and fever.

Psoriatic arthritis is a class of arthritis that can develop in certain individuals who have psoriasis, a skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches. Psoriatic arthritis symptoms may include joint pain, rigidity, and swelling, as well as nail alterations and weariness.

At the Buffalo Arthritis & Joint Pain Center, we take a comprehensive approach to treating autoimmune disorders.  We work in tandem with each patient to formulate an individualized treatment plan that caters to their specific requirements and objectives. Autoimmune issues can be difficult to manage, but with the right therapy and support, one can control their symptoms and improve their quality of life. At the Buffalo Arthritis & Joint Pain Center, we are committed to helping our patients with autoimmune disorders attain optimal health and well-being.

What are the most common causes of hip pain? Hip pain can be a real pain in the, well, hip, but it doesn't have to be a constant burden on your daily life. Let's dive in!

  • Osteoarthritis: This is the most common cause of hip pain for those over 50. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage in the hip joint wears away over time. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the hip. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to manage osteoarthritis pain, including medication, physical therapy, and joint injections.
  • Bursitis: The hip joint has a bursa, which is a small sac filled with fluid that helps cushion and lubricate the joint. When this bursa becomes inflamed, it can cause pain and swelling in the hip. Bursitis can be caused by overuse, injury, or even just standing for long periods of time. Treatment for bursitis may include rest, ice, and physical therapy.
  • Fractures: Hip fractures are more common in older adults, especially those with osteoporosis. A hip fracture can cause sudden, severe pain and may require surgery to repair. If you experience sudden hip pain, especially after a fall or injury, it's important to seek medical attention right away.
  • Tendinitis: Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons, which are the tough bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. When the tendons in the hip become inflamed, it can cause pain and stiffness in the hip joint. Treatment for tendinitis may include rest, ice, and physical therapy.
  • Pinched nerves: Sometimes, hip pain can be caused by a pinched nerve in the back or hip. This can cause pain, numbness, or tingling in the hip or down the leg. Treatment for pinched nerves may include medication, physical therapy, or even surgery in some cases.

At Buffalo Arthritis & Joint Pain Center, we understand that hip pain can be a real burden on your daily life. That's why we offer a range of treatment options to help you manage your pain and improve your joint function. We have the tools and expertise to help you get back to the activities you love. Don't let hip pain hold you back any longer - schedule an appointment with us today!

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