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Psoriasis Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Does not prevent: Water therapy is a treatment for all types of arthritis but is not a cure. Also with psoriatic arthritis , i would be careful with water therapy. The water may have the potential to irritate the psoriasis. Talk to your dermatologist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?
Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been taking mtx for 7 months now and arcoxia 90mg with very little improvment for psoriasis arthritis. What would be my next treatment option?
Psoriatic arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis unresponsive to 7 months of mtx treatment needs further evaluation for additional medications . Aggressive treatment option should include extent of arthritis, severity, duration, findings on exam , x-rays , lab , dose of current mtx, prior medications tried etc . Consult with your rheumatologist for thorough reevaluation and reconsideration s for further treatment option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel syndrome more common in patient with psoriasis arthritis? Does it have any impact on treatment for cts if you have psa?
Yes: If the wrist has arthritis or the skin near the wrist is inflamed you would expect carpal tunnel syndrome much more commonly than normal. The medical treatment involves controlling the psoriatic arthritis systemically, injecting the wrist with a corticosteroid if necessary, and splitting the wrist. Surgery would be a last resort but only if medical treatment fails.. ...Read more
I would like to know more about the biologics used in treatment for psoriasis. I have triple coronary artery disease, arthritis, diabetes, and sleep ?
Inflammation: Inflammation is related all of these things. Heart disease is a result of endothelial inflammation. The endothelium is the skin lining all 50, 000 miles of blood vessels in the body. Diabetes inflames the endothelium and that is how it causes heart attack. Psoriasis is an inflammatory illness. It can be worsened by yeast overgrowth in the gut which is common in diabetics. Find the source! ...Read more
Is there another way to treat my psoriasis from psoriatic arthritis? So far have tried uv therapy, low dose radiation treatment, methotrexate, humira, enbrel, halabetasol ointment, coal tar, hylatopic, and any other cream my dermatologist could think of.
Wow: You have been through a lot. I would try the mayo clinic in mn. ...Read more
I have had psoriasis x 6 months, i have had pain in left ankle x 3 days, no history of injury. Should i be concerned about psoratic arthritis?
Probably not: Psoriatic arthritis typically affects the joints of the fingers and toes only, larger joints like the ankle are very rarely affected. As it is, only a small percentage (~10%) of patients with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. I would look for other causes of your ankle pain. ...Read more
I Started taking humira (adalimumab) in January 2014, 40mg bi weekly, I have Psoriasis Arthritis. It was great. I have a problem with the insurance and I quit Hum?
What's the ?: There are alternatives for Humira (adalimumab) for your condition but the first thing would be for your doctor to request authorization which may require a peer-to-peer discussion. If still unsuccessful, consider writing to your state's insurance commissioner to file a complaint. ...Read more
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
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