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Which Is Worse Psoriatic Arthritis Or Multiple Sclerosis
Arthritis 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
I have been having a swollen, red and tender toe for 2+ months. It is worse in the morning and after walking or standing. The doctor says its psoriatic arthritis. I've never had lesions. What should I do?
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 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?
Psoriasis is 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
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 ...Read more
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