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Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

No: Much like rheumatoid arthritis almost any joint in the body can be affected with psoriatic arthritis - all the joints in th arms and legs as well as the cervical and lumbar spines. The si joints are typically involved in the spondylitic form of psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

No one really knows!: No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read more

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Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?

Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?

Rheumatoid arthritis: is a type of arthritis, so the question is unclear. Are you referring to osteoarthritis? The xray findings of oesteoarthritis are different from rheumatoid arthritis, but you can have both in the same joint, so at that point the features would overlap. ...Read more

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Which joints are most commonly affected in rheumatoid arthritis?

Which joints are most commonly affected in rheumatoid arthritis?

Early in the course of rheumatoid arthritis, the most common joints involved include: The joints that attach your fingers to your hands, The middle joints of your fingers, Your wrists, The joints that attach your toes to your feet, Your ankles: Larger joints — such as your elbows, shoulders and knees — often are affected later in the course of the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis typically develops in the same joints on both sides of your body. Signs and symptoms include pain, warmth and swelling of the affected joints, with morning stiffness lasting longer than an hour. ...Read more

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Is Psoriatic Arthritis in the spine very severe a disease?

Is Psoriatic Arthritis in the spine very severe a disease?

Varies : It varies tremendously based upon the severity of the arthritis. Some may have minimal symptoms, or others can have cares that are quite debilitating. I would certainly be seen by a rheumatologist as well as a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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What are the joints mostly involved in osteoarthritis?

What are the joints mostly involved in osteoarthritis?

Ostreoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the non inflammatory degenerative joint disease marked by degeneration of the articular cartilage. Joints that are exposed to trauma (wear and tear) are mostly involved. This is different for each person/job type. The construction worker will likely have different joints involved than the receptionist. ...Read more

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Is the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis rash itchy?

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Is the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis rash itchy?

Usually not: However, some older patients report pruritus (itching). ...Read more

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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to reduce joint inflammation in non-rheumatoid arthritis?

How to reduce joint inflammation in non-rheumatoid arthritis?

Many ways: The correct diagnosis is the most cost effective type of health care. What is the diagnosis? Is there actually inflammation? These are the things your rheumatologist would evaluate. Depending on your other health problems there are nsaids, dmards, biologics for inflammation and each is used according to manifestations. ...Read more

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Where are facet joints in the body?

Where are facet joints in the body?

Part of the spine: They are small joints found at almost every level of the spine located at each disc level, one on the right and one on the left in the back part or posterior part of the spine. ...Read more

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Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read more

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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