Ask the Rheumatologist

How can Buffalo Rheumatology help you?
Our team specializes in the treatment of rheumatic diseases and chronic conditions. We stay up-to-date on the latest developments in treatment and technology to provide our patients with superior care. Our doctors and staff take the time to get to know you and treat you as an individual, instead of just treating your condition.

How do the rheumatologists work with my doctor?
To be seen by our rheumatologists, you will need a referral from your doctor. Our practice communicates regularly with your doctor to discuss your medical history and current condition so that we are all on the same page when it comes to your individual treatment.

What do rheumatologists treat?
Our team specializes in the diagnosis and management of chronic conditions affecting the joints, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. Our most commonly treated conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and lupus. Review our full range of treated conditions.

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatic diseases?
Rheumatic diseases affect all ages and genders. Speak to your doctor about rheumatic conditions if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent pain in the joints, back, or muscles
  • Inflammation, stiffness, swelling, or tenderness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Fatigue throughout the body

Are therapies, injections, and ultrasounds uncomfortable?
Most therapies, including ultrasounds, are safe and will not cause discomfort. Patients may feel discomfort with injection treatments. Patients typically feel soreness or bruising at the injection site, usually lasting less than 24 hours. Ultrasound-guided injections typically reduce the discomfort patients feel. If you think you are experiencing an unusual amount of discomfort, contact our office immediately.

Who can be affected by rheumatic diseases?
Many patients are under the misconception that rheumatic diseases, namely arthritis, affect only the elderly. Rheumatic diseases can affect people of any age. Your age and osteoporosis can contribute to your chances of arthritis.