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Chest hurts when I move and is always stiff, ribs tender to touch. Shoulders bad too. Rheum says likely due to my psoriatic arthritis, what can help?

Chest hurts when I move and is always stiff, ribs tender to touch. Shoulders bad too. Rheum says likely due to my psoriatic arthritis, what can help?

Psoriatic pain: Hi pamela,I expect you are on immune suppressives and analgesia.These usually keep things at bay.However, it seems yours is not.Believe it or not, yoga, daily stretching, and exercise can be extremely helpful.Start slow as you will likely have some discomfort.However, as time goes by and you continue to stretch and exercise, you will have some improvement.Talk with your doctor, before you start ...Read more

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


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I have Fibro, Chiari, Psoriatic Arthritis, poss. EDS, Adrenal innsufficiency. Fatigued, chronic pain, chest pain, elevated CRP, what could this mean?

I have Fibro, Chiari, Psoriatic Arthritis, poss. EDS, Adrenal innsufficiency. Fatigued, chronic pain, chest pain, elevated CRP, what could this mean?

See holistic doc: This means you have multiple chronic health problems best addressed by a holistic doc who can explore underlying causes. Odds are good you have a leaky gut, food sensitivities, thyroid imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, chronic infections (probable intestinal candidiasis, possibly Lyme), heavy metal (esp. mercury) toxicity etc. See http://bit.ly/19PetTQ & http://amzn.to/1kqfyZc and my comment: ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthrapathy? I'm hla b-27 positive

What is the difference between psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthrapathy? I'm hla b-27 positive

Almost the same: Many people with psoriatic arthritiw have back problems similar to classic ankylosing spondylitis. The meds used for these are the same and include sulfasalazine, methotrexate, biologics including humira, remicade, (infliximab) etc. Occasionally the arthritis goes into remission (stops) if the skin is cleared, but this isn't common. Nonsteroids such as indomethecin are quite helpful. ...Read more

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I have pain on right groin & I'm limping what can it be it just started today & the pain doesnt go away what can I do? psoriatic arthritis

I have pain on right groin & I'm limping what can it be it just started today & the pain doesnt go away what can I do? psoriatic arthritis

Hip: Usculoskeletal pain that radiates to the groin is usually from the hip. With your psoriasis and arthritis, it is likely a synovitis of the hip joint; which is an inflammation of the capsule if the hip. Hopefully would respond to an NSAID, if not you may need to be seen. ...Read more

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I was on humira (adalimumab) biweekly for psoriais and psoriatic arthritis. Now i'm on weekly because psoriasis came back. Is weekly good idea & what r side effect?

I was on humira (adalimumab) biweekly for psoriais and psoriatic arthritis. Now i'm on weekly because psoriasis came back. Is weekly good idea & what r side effect?

Some people!: Some people who are larger, or have more severe inflammation may need more, and a weekly dose is not rare in these instances. Twice weekly, sounds like too much! dr. Litt said this; perhaps you used the wrong term!? ...Read more

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How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

Yes: Multiple meds. Check with rheumatologist what is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the tests for psoriatic arthritis?

What are the tests for psoriatic arthritis?

Auto-immune tests: Many forms of arthritis, are auto-immune disorders, where the body mistakenly form antibodies against it's own cells or parts of the cell, such as the nucleus (ana=anton-nuclear antibody). There are now many very specific antibodies that can be measured that could suggest or clinch the diagnosis of a particular arthritis or autoimmune disease, including psoriasis. ...Read more

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What are common signs of psoriatic arthritis?

What are common signs of psoriatic arthritis?

PsA: Tender, swollen and/or stiff joints red, itchy, flaky skin swollen and tender entheses (where muscle or ligament attaches to bone) pain and stiffness in the back and neck nail changes—for example, a nail that separates from the nail bed and/or becomes pitted and discolored morning stiffness general fatigue a reduced range of motion. ...Read more

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Do psoriatic comes first or psoriatic arthritis?

Do psoriatic comes first or psoriatic arthritis?

Either way: In most cases the skin involvement precedes the arthritis. In about 30% of cases the arthritis comes at least 6 months before one sees any skin issues. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis?

What is the best way to ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis?

Treat psoriasis: Treating the psoriasis usually will help the inflammatory portion of the psoriatic arthritis. If you are still having trouble with the arthritis, there are many options for medicines that can decrease your body's inflammatory response which then will give you relief. See your doctor, and if you aren't getting adequate relief, consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis?

Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis?

No Cure: But there are highly effective treatments. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, or Stelara (ustekinumab). Most recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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What is treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What is treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

Many good options: There are highly effective treatments. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Cimzia or Stelara (ustekinumab). These are injected. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis and can help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What is the treatment  for psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/psoriatic-arthritis/ds00476/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

What are the treatment methods for psoriatic arthritis?

Biologics-last Rx!: Most patients do not need biologics, which should be reserved for the most severe cases. Sulfasalazine, co-adminstered with mtx is a good option, and very inexpensive. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis make me lose hair?

Can psoriatic arthritis  make me lose hair?

Not likely: To my knowledge this is not a common feature of psoriatic arthritis. Likely due to another contributing factor. Assessment of the patient with hair loss begins getting a description of hair loss, medical/family history. See you physician for an inspection of the scalp, hair, and other body sites. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis cause night sweats?

Can psoriatic arthritis cause night sweats?

Night sweats: Night sweats can be due to medications, infection , Inflammatory diseases, menopause, malignancies . Since Psoriatic arthritis is a. Type of arthritic inflammation, you probably can have night sweats especially if the disease is active. A rheumatologist 's opinion might be helpful ...Read more

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