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Psoriatic Arthritis Sternum
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
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
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
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
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 been diagnosis w/rheum and psoriatic arthritis, as well as fibromyalgia. I'm 37 will i always need meds never been in remission since diagnosis 4 yrs ago?
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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