Infusion Treatments for Arthritis (Psoriatic and Rheumatoid)
Arthritis can make simple daily tasks seem next to impossible. If you’re suffering from arthritis symptoms, you might be wondering if treatment is available for successful relief.
Gettysburg Treatment Center offers infusion treatments for both psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis that can reduce the swelling and pain in your joints. Turn to our compassionate experts to find relief from your pain with a treatment program created specifically for your needs.
What Is Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Both psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis are autoimmune diseases, which means the immune system attacks your body’s healthy joints. These attacks lead to joint inflammation and discomfort ranging in severity. The two conditions share several symptoms, such as swelling, pain, and stiffness. However, each affects the body slightly differently.
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system attacks the tissue lining surrounding your joints, particularly in the hands, wrists, feet, ankles, and elbows. When untreated, the condition causes joint damage and deformity. RA typically affects the same joints on both sides of your body, meaning if your left wrist develops the disorder, your right wrist will, as well.
The immune system in people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) attacks the skin as well as the joints. The body creates too many skin cells, which can cause bumps and scales to form on the outer layer of skin. PsA often impacts only one side of the body and can affect the joints in your pelvis, back, and limbs.
Available Infusion Treatments
The pain that accompanies either type of arthritis can be debilitating. Fortunately, symptom relief is available. At Gettysburg Cancer Center, we offer rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis treatments with Rituximab infusion therapy, so you can regain control of your day-to-day tasks.
Rituximab brings relief to patients by targeting a specific B-cells, which ultimately suppresses inflammation-causing immune system cells. Rituximab is given as an infusion because it must be administered directly into the bloodstream for it to be effective. It is common for two infusions to be given two weeks apart once a year. The expected time frame to start to feel better from the infusion is between two weeks to four months.
Our expert staff at Gettysburg Cancer Center will create the best treatment plan based on your symptoms and needs.
Turn to Gettysburg Cancer Center
When you’re looking for relief from arthritis, the friendly staff at Gettysburg Cancer Center can offer the solutions to help.
Gettysburg Cancer Center is a rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis treatment center helping patients throughout York and Adams counties. We do more than provide arthritis treatment services — we treat you as part of our family. We’re dedicated to giving you the most comfortable experience possible as you regain control of your arthritis symptoms.
Contact us by completing the form below or giving us a call at (717) 334-4033 today.