FAQs

What is Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Generalized disease, occurring more often in women, that primarily affects connective tissue; arthritis is the dominant clinical manifestation, involving many joints, especially those of the hands and feet, accompanied by thickening of articular soft tissue, with extension of synovial tissue over articular cartilages, which become eroded

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes (into the membranes surrounding the spinal cord).

What diseases are treated with infusion therapy?

Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders which prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system, and more. Other conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn's Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

What common conditions does Dr. Mancera diagnose and treat?

Here at Laredo Arthritis & Rheumatology Center, we specialize in treating Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Carpal Tunnel, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Trigger Finger, Lupus, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s, Myositis, Vasculitis, Ankle Pains, Knee Pains, Shoulder Pains and more!

How does Hydrotherapy help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Hydrotherapy can provide significant benefits for arthritis by providing a way to exercise while reducing stress on the affected joints. Hydrotherapy reduces joint pain and stiffness, as while as improving the physical functioning of affected joints. Hydrotherapy can be beneficial for a variety of types of arthritis including psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis, and has no negative side effects.