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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How do you cure psoriatic arthritis?

How do you cure psoriatic arthritis?

No cure.: However, virtually completely remmitable. Old drugs, sulfasalazine, steroids, cyclophosphamide, and the new tnf-alpha inhibitors-enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) reimicade can work exceedingly well. The treatments usually improve the psoriasis as well.

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Rosen Dr. Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology
years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How does a dr diagnose psoriatic arthritis?

How does a dr diagnose psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: The combination of psoriasis and arthritis on examination would indicate psoriatic arthritis. There is no blood test for it. In addition, arthritis with a family history of psoriasis could mean psoriatic arthritis.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

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.

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Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I have serious psoriatic arthritis, what to do?

I have serious psoriatic arthritis, what to do?

Seek rheumatologist: There are many very effective therapies for psoriatic arthritis but they must be administered and followed closely by a physician familiar with the therapies and possible side effects. Find and see acrheumatologist.

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is it possible for a guy to have an psoriatic arthritis?

Is it possible for a guy to have an psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: While it is more common for women to have psoriatic arthriits, as in many forms of autoimmune disease, men are very commonly affected as well in fact it is more common in men than rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

Rheumatologist: There are many effective treatments, dependent upon extent of disease. Rheumatologist and dermatologist collaboration would be very helpful.

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Where do I go if I think I have psoriatic arthritis like my?

Where do I go if I think I have psoriatic arthritis like my?

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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller Dr. Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
47 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What happens to your body when you have psoriatic arthritis?

Erosion: The tissue inpsoriatic arthritis can erode bone moderately rapidly and cause not only soft tissue swelling and pain and tenderness, but can cause the bones to shorten and the joints to becomeless useful and even fused.

Dr. David True Dr. True
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
20 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: psoriatic arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: psoriatic arthritis?

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.

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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I've just been told I have psoriatic arthritis, should I be concerned?

I've just been told I have psoriatic arthritis, should I be concerned?

Depends on variety: There are 5 directly related and 3 associated forms of arthritis with psoriasis. You need to see a knowledgable rheumatologist.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What do doctors generally presribe for psoriatic arthritis?

What do doctors generally presribe for psoriatic arthritis?

Most start with...: A non-steroidal agent such as naproxen, coupled with Methotrexate and perhaps sulfasalazine. There are many drugs that can be used, but these are common starting agents! The Methotrexate will also improve the psoriasis quite frequently.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are the differences between fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis?

What are the differences between fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis?

Night and day: Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia is a disorder of pain regulation.

Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How effective is infliximab in treating psoriatic arthritis?

How effective is infliximab in treating psoriatic arthritis?

Quite effective!: Infliximab is quite effective in treating both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, but it is not and should be not a first line therapy.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Is there anything I can do for the swelling in my toe due to psoriatic arthritis?

Nonsteroidals: Topical non steroidals like solaraze or similar products can be effective.

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Janiece Stewart Dr. Stewart
Sports Medicine
16 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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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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