• Remicade Infusion For Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

    Are you suffering from the painful and debilitating effects of psoriatic arthritis (PsA)?  If so, you can find relief by way of Remicade infusion therapy, a great medication option for many patients looking for help with their psoriatic arthritis.

    Remicade (also known as infliximab) is part of a class of drugs that reduce inflammation by supporting the body’s immune system in its effort to block the reaction of TNF-alpha molecules, and thus control inflammation.

    What is psoriatic arthritis?
    For those who suffer from it, psoriatic arthritis is a combination of arthritic pain coupled with the pain and  discomfort of psoriasis on the adjacent skin.  It hurts both inside and outside, an unfortunate double-whammy for those who contract PsA.

    Your joints may swell, and become stiff and painful.  It can strike your fingers or toes, or both, but it can also  affect you elsewhere, like your lower back, your knees, or elsewhere.  Damage can increase to the point where you have loss of normal function, or loss of movement.

    Your skin may develop lesions that are itchy and sore, and can spread to large areas of your skin.

    In-between the joints of your fingers or toes you may experience swelling that can affect ligaments or tendons, causing conditions known as dactylitis or enthesitis.

    How does it affect patients?
    If you have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis you may find that it interferes with your activities of daily living.  It may limit or hamper your ability to do the things you used to do, or like to do, and you may find that it is making you depressed, or changes the places you go, the things you do, or the way you dress.  It may prevent you from doing certain things.

    In fact, stress may make your psoriatic skin symptoms worse.

    Over time, psoriatic arthritis can become progressively worse, spread and become more and more painful.

    How can we help?
    Remicade infusion therapy may help counteract the pain and swelling associated with Psoriatic Arthritis.  Dr. Tasharofi can help you if you need Remicade infusion therapy.  He counsels and treats patients in our Clark and Roselle Park offices daily if they need two-hour Remicade IV infusion therapy.  Patients who have tried other treatment methodologies, from DMARDs and Topical Creams to Steroids or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) now can consider Remicade as a new option that may provide rapid and sustained relief of both their joint and skin symptoms, or dactylitis and/or enthesitis.

    Patients are coming from far outside our service area to receive Remicade infusions.  Whether you’re a patient in or near one of our offices in Roselle Park, Clark, Elizabeth or Colonia, Garwood, or outside Union County, you can be sure that we stand ready to help you if Remicade is an option that can work for you.

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