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Psoriatic Arthritis Jaw Pain
A condition where there 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
Psoriatic arthritis: Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling. ...Read more
Rheumatologist: There are many effective treatments, dependent upon extent of disease. Rheumatologist and dermatologist collaboration would be very helpful. ...Read more
Many options.: You can go to your PCP, sports medicine doctors, rheumatologist, orthopedic specialists or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish, each has their strengths and weaknesses in their treatment options or you may need to see a combination of these specialists to treat your issues. ...Read more
Definition: An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not relate to skin severity. ...Read more
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
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
Is it possible to be put on methotrexate treatment for psoriatic arthritis & what was the outcome?
I have severe pain on the ulnar side of my elbow. Could this be attributed to psoriatic arthritis?
Elbow pain: This could be ulnar neuropathy (cubital tunnel syndrome). Irritation/inflammation of the ulnar nerve as it passes within the cubital tunnel of the elbow can cause medial elbow pain, tingling sensations down the forearm into the hand with weakness in some muscles of the hand. Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) is also a cause of 'inner elbow' or medial elbow pain. A consult with a physiatrist is. ...Read more
My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?
Need evaluation: Sometimes when the knee "locks" or cannot straighten out fully, it means that there may be a tear in the cartilage (meniscus) preventing the knee from straightening. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist (rehab medicine specialist) and he/she should be able to help you with it. ...Read more
I have 6 weekly blood tests (methotexate psoriatic arthritis) which often show elevated inflammation. Will this effect my organs?
Is it possible for someone to have psoriatic arthritis without ever having the skin condition? Specially if a parent has psoriasis?
How would I know the difference in psoriatic arthritis in my neck or if I was sleeping funny? My neck is stiff and painfull all the time
Neck pain: Psoriatic arthritis is rare (about 1% of the population), and is most typically associated with psoriasis, which is a skin condition in which scaly red rashes are seen on the elbows and knees, among other areas. In the absence of psoriasis, your neck symptoms could certainly be due to sleep issues, or possibly early degeneration, or deconditioning. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have horrible vertical ridges on my fingernails. ..Have been told u have psoriatic arthritis it inflam. Osteo arth. Could this be psoriasis nails?
I have psoriatic arthritis and also have fibromyalgia. The weather seems to have an effect on how much pain I feel. What do doctors think about this?
Very real: Your grandmother was not crazy saying she could predict the weather with her rhuematism! Slowly falling barometric pressure seems to be the major association. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. It's that front that takes days to come in. There is also "fair weather pain" from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unkmown. ...Read more
My girlfriend has psoriatic arthritis, and has now been put onto anti tnf injections, will this cure her condition, or just ease it? Thanks in advance
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