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Which Is Worse Psoriatic Arthritis Or Multiple Sclerosis
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 psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, why does getting a massage make my pain feel worse instead of better?
First....: I suspect your psoriatic arthritis is dominant! people who hurt don't sleep, and because psa affects tendons and ligaments, it is the disease i diagnose in place of fibro the most. It depends on the type of massage, how vigorous it is, and whether the person massaging you is trained. So many variables to explain why! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can somebody have mild form of Psoriatic Arthritis throughout his life if it is in his family? Or it will essentially get worse with age?
See details: It may stay mild but even mild disease will eventually cause significant joint damage if the inflammatory process is not controlled. ...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?
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
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
Different types : Although they are both called arthritis, they are two very different types. Each one has different causes and different manifestations. There can be certain similarities of therapy. We need to define each one because our clinical program, our clinical evaluation, and our therapy can differ. They have different types of immunologic processes involved in each of these. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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