A 28-year-old male asked:
Hi, im 28 years old and my rheumatologist is suspicious for psoriartic arthritis. both knee's are swelling and my spine hurts too. what do you think is it right ? and after inflamatory period will i get back to normal life?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Rheumatology
Sounds reasonable: It could be psoriatic arthritis (psa) but your doc will consider other diagnoses also. If it is psa, it is not a once-and-done disease like an infection. Psa is a chronic condition like hypertension that needs to be managed, not cured. The good news is that newer medications have been developed that often control the symptoms quite well.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.