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Is there anything I can do for the swelling in my toe due to psoriatic arthritis?

Is there anything I can do for the swelling in my toe due to psoriatic arthritis?

If a focal joint: I would inject the toe with stroids and make sure you were on systemic meds like mtx or sulfasalazine. In refractory cases, Humira or Enbrel (etanercept) are last resort. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is there anything I can do about the swelling in my joint due to psoriatic arthritis?

Is there anything I can do about the swelling in my joint due to psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. ...Read more

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There is swelling in left toe but no pain and i have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling?please reply

There is swelling in left toe but no pain and i have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling?please reply

Anti inflammatories: Acute gout causes swelling and pain in a joint like the big toe. It is common for docs to treat it with a med like indomethacin (a prescription NSAID). Chronic gout can cause uric acid deposits in joints to develop called tophi. These are not often painful but can cause swelling in joints that don't resolve right away. Talk to your doc to discuss these issues and treatment options. ...Read more

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I am an arthritis patient and the inflammation is spreading to my feet causing extreme pain. Other than drugs what can I do at home to stop this.

I am an arthritis patient and the inflammation is spreading to my  feet causing extreme pain. Other than drugs what can I do at home to stop this.

Diet: I am a big fan of antiinflammatory type diets and their effects are well documented for numerous conditions. My personal choice is a whole foods, vegan diet with avoidance of any dairy or animal proteins. It has not been accepted by what i would call traditional medicine, but the results can be amazing. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How can I treat psoriasis of the nails is it possible that the pain in my knees is connected to thepsoriasis?

How can I treat psoriasis of the nails is it possible that the pain in my knees is connected to thepsoriasis?

Nails require therap: Nails require more stringent therapy. Although Methotrexate may work, i suspect you will need a biologic. The ones available for psoriasis include tnf inhibitors like enbrel, humira, simponi (golimumab) and Remicade and also stelera which had a different mechanism of action. ...Read more

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Is there a chance that swelling of my feet and lower legs(excessivly) can have any thing to do with exzema. Very painful, and unable to walk.?

Is there a chance that swelling of my feet and lower legs(excessivly) can have any thing to do with exzema. Very painful, and unable to walk.?

Eczema swelling: Some autoimmune diseases, of which eczema is classified, can lead to excessive swelling of the lower extremities. I often do not see much swelling with eczema in general though. Often times, other autoimmune issues may be at work and should be evaluated. If you have any other medical issues, such as heart or lung, these may contribute to swelling, as well. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. is there any medication that can help?

What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. is there any medication that can help?

Be checked: Well, for one thing you could be checked to see if you have RA. If you do, there are medications that can help. I am also a firm believer in the antiinflammatory properties associated with a whole food type diet. Consider giving it a try and if it works you can recommend it to your family members. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have no swelling in their joints to have rheumatoid arthritis?

Is it possible to have no swelling in their joints to have rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: While rheumatoid arthritis is usually associated with joint swelling, multiple areas of joint pain is the most common symptom. Early stages may not be associated with much swelling. I would recommend you see your primary care physician if they are comfortable or a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Usually involves labs to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis and/or other inflammatory arthritides. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to reverse the turning in of my big toe?

Is there anything I can do to reverse the turning in of my big toe?

Surgery: Is the likely solution. Structural deformities usually are fixed by surgery. ...Read more

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I am double jointed in my ankles and pigeon-toed. What can I do to ease the chronic pain? Is there any surgery for this?

I am double jointed in my ankles and pigeon-toed. What can I do to ease the chronic pain? Is there any surgery for this?

Yes: Not totally sure what you mean by double jointed. If there is excessive motion in your ankles, meaning too much flexibility, yes, there is a procedure than can repair that. Pigeon toed can normally be addressed with custom orthotics (inserts for shoes) or surgery in drastic cases that do not respond to non-surgical treatment. ...Read more

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My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something i can take to decrease the swelling?

My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something i can take to decrease the swelling?

Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more

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My feet hurt from the ball to the end of my toes, is there any pill i can take for the pain i think it is gout had corazone shots but it didn't work

Gout : Gout is a form of recurrent arthritis. It most commonly causes pain at the base of the big toe and can lead to hot, tender, red and swollen joints. It is caused by increased uric acid levels in the blood. If you think you may have gout, please get evaluated. If you do have gout it is often treated with things like Colchicine or steroids. In the meantime you can try non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like motrin. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have the beginning of plain arthritis, gout, or a broken bone? The painful area is not hot or warm to the touch but is pink.

Sometimes not easy.: There are times when distinguishing between the three is difficult. A detailed history and physical exam is essential to get the ball rolling. Knowing one's genetics, diet, history of trauma and lifestyle are all valuable in eliminating the possibilities. Once an educated guess can be made, appropriate testing such as x-ray and blood analysis can help in the final confirmation. ...Read more

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Some times my navel get swell, specially in the evening,,,, but I don't have any pain....what may be the reason. will it affect, what is the treatmen?

Some times my navel get swell, specially in the evening,,,, but I don't have any pain....what may  be the reason. will it affect, what is the treatmen?

A HERNIA: usually the only thing that will cause swelling in the navel is umbilical hernia.you do not have to have pain to have a hernia. see a surgeon, for evaluation,and if it is big enough for surgery,then that will take care of it. ...Read more

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I was told I have arthritis in left leg only ..Is that common?And what can I do other than meds to keep swelling and pain down?

It is a: Not unusual unless you had an injury. The best thing besides meds you can do is to move and keep the joints going. After using the painful joint apply ice for 15-20 minutes. Frozen peas or corn make a great reusesble ice bag that bends around! ...Read more

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I have a condition where my knee caps move around I can't remember the name is there anything that can help with the pain?

I have a condition where my knee caps move around I can't remember the name is there anything that can help with the pain?

Moving knee cap pain: Ehlers danlos syndrome is one of the conditions that leads to excess joint movement. You many not have that, and just have lose ligaments. Pain comes from the groove on the upper leg bone, femur, and the pyramidal shape of the inner patella, knee cap rubbing. Braces exist to stabilize the knee cap, or surgeries can fix the problem. See an orthopedic surgeon or PMR doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do for the swelling in my toe due to psoriatic arthritis?

If a focal joint: I would inject the toe with stroids and make sure you were on systemic meds like mtx or sulfasalazine. In refractory cases, Humira or Enbrel (etanercept) are last resort. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about the swelling in my joint due to psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have psoriatic arthritis but no swelling. Is that possible?

I have psoriatic arthritis but no swelling. Is that possible?

Yes: Psoristic arthritis can cause pain and other symptoms before any swelling becomes evident. That said you need to make sure that nothing else is causing those symptoms ...Read more

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Recently doc told me I have psoriatic arthritis. But all blood tests negative and never any swelling. Sounds reasonable?

Recently doc told me I have psoriatic arthritis. But all blood tests negative and never any swelling. Sounds reasonable?

Psoriatic Arthritis: No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Diagnosis tests may include: x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), rheumatoid factor (rf), or a joint fluid test. Rf is an antibody that's often present in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, not usually psoriatic arthr. ...Read more

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After using levaquin, (levofloxacin) my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?

After using levaquin, (levofloxacin) my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?

Rheumatologist eval: Psoriasis is associated with joint inflammation and tendon problems. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is associated with tendonopathy particularly of the achilles tendon but other tendons can be involved including the knee but not classically. Rheumatologist specilize in the diagnosis and treatment of the about aided at time by orthopedic surgeons if damage is severe. Diagnosis based on history, labs and clinical judge. ...Read more

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Psoriatic arthritis - can this cause heavy feeling in legs, swelling feet and stabbing pain behind knees?

Psoriatic arthritis - can this cause heavy feeling in legs, swelling feet and stabbing pain behind knees?

Yes: arthrittis means joint pains, swelling and tenderness, if you have these, and psodriasis, you probably have psosriatic arthritiw, methorexate, , azulfidine, (sulfasalazine) and several biologics work, well, may need all ...Read more

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Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has psoriatic arthritis and his legs and ankles swell alot!what can he do to help the pain?

What do you suggest if my friend has psoriatic arthritis and his legs and ankles swell alot!what can he do to help the pain?

Psoriatic Arthritis: How about your friend sees a Rheumatologist, there are a lot of new treatment options like modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or anti-tumor necrosis factor agents such as adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), golimumab (Simponi) and infliximab (Remicade) which have made a lot differences recently. ...Read more

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I am an rn in a pretty high acuity icu (ccu). Should I be worried about taking a biologic due to immunosuppresion for psoriatic arthritis?

I am an rn in a pretty high acuity icu (ccu).  Should I be worried about taking a biologic due to immunosuppresion for psoriatic arthritis?

Discuss: You need to be informed of the risk/benefits of starting the new treatment and be informed about how it is expected to help you. The biologics may cause immunosuppression and increase risk of infection. Since there are now many of them, there are relative risks. Ask the treating physicians about options, their interpretation of your disease severity, and risk of the new meds. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat psoriatic arthritis?

What can I do to treat psoriatic arthritis?

See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics work (enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade) work, but are quite expensive, not generic, require prior authorization, and almost always require prior Methotrexate therapy. Leflunomide, azothioprine, and Cyclosporine are options, given by someone in rheumatology! ...Read more

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What can be done to cure psoriatic arthritis?

What can be done to cure psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis: There are multiple treatments for psoriatic arthritis to control symptoms. It has also been associated with higher rates in smokers. Stop smoking if you do and see a rheumatologist for discussion of the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get psoriatic arthritis young?

Yes: It is more typical for psoriatic arthritis to start when you are young. Usually, around 30, but you can get it at any age. ...Read more

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I know someone with psoriatic arthritis, what is the cure?

No cure, but remitts: Few people should face significant joint issues, if this most common of rheumatic diseases was diagnosed early and treated with remitting agents once diagnosed. If you have no sx, do you have disease? ...Read more

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Psoriatic arthritis --- what can I generally expect later in life?

Psoriatic arthritis --- what can I generally expect later in life?

Depends...: ...On what you do now. Multiple treatments, ranging from oral medications to biologics like enbrel, humira, and stelara, (ustekinumab) are effective in treating psoriatic arthritis and preventing damage to joints. If you do not address the problem now, your joints will suffer damage in later life and your mobility will be compromised. See a dermatologist skilled in psoriasis treatment asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriatic arthritis and test negative for arthritis?

Is it possible to have psoriatic arthritis and test negative for arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Hi Sharon, Psoriatic arthritis is under the umbrella of spondylo-arthritis. This group of arthritis has a genetic test for Human Leukocyte Antigen B27 (HLA B27). A positive test means HLA-B27 is present. About 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis test positive for HLA B27, therefore a negative test does not exclude the diagnosis. I hope that is helpful. Thank you, Nisha ...Read more

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If i had psoriasis does it mean I have psoriatic arthritis if I have arthritis?

If i had psoriasis does it mean I have psoriatic arthritis if I have arthritis?

See below: You are at increased risk for developing psoriatic arthritis if you have psoriasis and depending on which study you look at, 10 to 40% of all patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more