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Rheumatoid Arthritis Infusion Therapy

Treatment for RA symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, inflammation, and damage throughout your body. Rheumatoid arthritis infusion therapy is designed to reduce painful symptoms and help prevent flares.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications available at FlexCare Infusion Centers.

Avsola • Actemra • Cimzia • Orencia • Remicade • Renflexis • Riabni • Rituxan • Ruxience • Simponi Aria • Truxima


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint pain and accompanying symptoms. Commonly affected areas of the body include joints in your fingers, hands, wrists, knees, ankles, feet, or toes. It can also affect tissues and organs in your body, including your skin, eyes, mouth, lungs, and heart.

Though anyone can develop RA, it usually starts to develop between the ages of 30 and 60. You may be more likely to develop this chronic illness if you are a female, a smoker, obese, or have a close relative with the disease.


According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated 1.3 million Americans live with RA, and it is twice as common in women as men.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can vary from mild to severe and often fluctuate between periods of flares and remission.

Common symptoms include:

  • pain, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness in multiple joints
  • stiffness, especially in the morning or after other periods of rest
  • pain and stiffness in the same joints on both sides of your body
  • loss of joint function and deformities
  • weakness and fatigue
  • fever
  • loss of appetite

Early diagnosis is important for effective treatment of RA, so we recommend discussing any symptoms you may be experiencing with your provider.

Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your provider will perform an exam and tests to determine if your joint symptoms are being caused by RA or osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. The condition wears away the cartilage that connects the bones in your joints, while rheumatoid arthritis causes your immune system to attack your joints.

One way to determine if an individual has RA instead of OA is to examine the nature of the joint damage. RA usually affects both sides of the body – both arms or legs, for example.

There is not one individual test that can diagnose RA. Instead, medical providers use a combination of joint and organ examinations, blood test results, and X-ray or ultrasound image review to confirm your diagnosis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Infusion Therapy

When you experience moderate to severe RA symptoms, you may have difficulty taking oral medications or they may not be effective in alleviating your symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis infusion therapy may be prescribed by your physician and can provide relief from pain and swelling, prevent additional damage, slow disease progression, and reduce fatigue.

Available rheumatoid arthritis infusion and injection therapies include:

  • Avsola
  • Actemra
  • Cimzia
  • Orencia
  • Remicade
  • Renflexis
  • Rituxan
  • Ruxience
  • Riabni
  • Rituxan
  • Simponi Aria
  • Truxima

Our team at FlexCare Infusion Centers will work closely with your physician to help administer the prescribed treatment at one of our comfortable, patient-focused infusion centers.

Getting Started With Rheumatoid Arthritis Infusion Therapy


For Patients Seeking Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and are discussing infusion therapy with your provider as part of your treatment plan, they can easily send us a referral. If you have any questions, you can also contact us directly. We look forward to helping you soon.

For Referring Providers

If you’d like to refer a patient to FlexCare Infusion Centers, complete a referral form and fax or email it to our intake team.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about rheumatoid arthritis or infusion therapy, contact us directly. We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health.