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Treatment Of Psoriatic Arthritis In Jaw
Does not prevent: Water therapy is a treatment for all types of arthritis but is not a cure. Also with psoriatic arthritis , i would be careful with water therapy. The water may have the potential to irritate the psoriasis. Talk to your dermatologist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No cure, but remitts: Few people should face significant joint issues, if this most common of rheumatic diseases was diagnosed early and treated with remitting agents once diagnosed. If you have no sx, do you have disease? ...Read more
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
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
No cure, but....: There are many effective treaments avaialble to put virtually all patients into remission. This condition is very commonly misdiagnosed. I would have your aquaintance see a rheumatologist! ...Read more
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
Is it possible to be put on methotrexate treatment for psoriatic arthritis & what was the outcome?
What treatment options are available for psoriatic arthritis when the arthritis is only in the sternomanubrial joint?
Same as for PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis ccan affect these joints, causing much discomfort. They can be directly injected with steroids ( I do this frequently), and the meds such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, azothoiprine, and the tnf-alpha inhibitirs should work well for you. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the best treatment for psoriatic arthritis? I have been on remicade (infliximab) for 2 years and it has helped, but I hear and I am scared of side effects
Full case-taking: For a chronic condition like psoriatic arthritis you need a professional homeopath to thoroughly review your case. There are literally thousands of homeopathic medicines (remedies) that could be helpful to you at a deep level, to catalyze a healing process. Finding the ONE that's effective for you takes your willingness to describe your experience in detail to the practitioner, who will prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Raised ALT (57), Raised Creatinine (1.27). I think I have Metabolic Syndrome. What is the first line treatment for this?
Lifestyle: If you're taking methotrexate for the psoriatic arthritis, that may be the explanation. You're a 34 year old man and if you exercise, you're creatinine's fine -- when I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.8. Do this -- eat sensibly, trim down if you've got a waistline, and run several miles daily. Metabolic syndrome or no, it'd be a great thing to do -- and it's basic Rx. ...Read more
Is there another way to treat my psoriasis from psoriatic arthritis? So far have tried uv therapy, low dose radiation treatment, methotrexate, humira, enbrel, halabetasol ointment, coal tar, hylatopic, and any other cream my dermatologist could think of.
Wow: You have been through a lot. I would try the mayo clinic in mn. ...Read more
Is it okay to stop taking enbrel (etanercept)? I haven't injected in about 6 weeks and my psoriatic arthritis symptoms haven't returned. Is remission conceivable?
I have psoriatic arthritis and I can deal with the arthritis pain side of it. How do I manage the psoriasis side? My doctors have tried numerous meds but my hands just won't heal. Other patches come and go but my hands are a constant mess.
Eligible for disability? Worked typing for over nine years. Lost job last september along with ins. Can't afford ins. Now having medical problems. Bursitis in shoulders. Psoriasis since age 12 and now suffering from psoriatic arthritis. Day to day activit
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
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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