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Why Bad Foot Pain With Psoriatic Arthritis
It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more
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
Have psoriatic arthritis including much foot pain -which arch support might help-low, medium or high?
I was told I have psoriatic arthritis with mris showing very little with no insurance at this time what can I do for pain relief? Pls help pain so bad
Try pharma help: People without any insurance are often eligible for free medication, even expensive biologic drugs. The pharma industry has funds available to provide medication. You need to channel through a specialist, ie rheumatologist, to obtain these medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How does Psoriatic Arthritis affect kidneys. What are the tests for a PsA patient to monitor his kidney function? What are the bad signs?
My take is ...: 400-letter space is not enough to address 3 Qs to your satisfaction. So, please specify which one you concerned most, and more doctors in Healthtap can answer your Qs. But, right here, I like to let you know PSA is nothing to do with kidney function for more than ?99% of clinical conditions. Best wishes ... ...Read more
See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics work (enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade) work, but are quite expensive, not generic, require prior authorization, and almost always require prior Methotrexate therapy. Leflunomide, azothioprine, and Cyclosporine are options, given by someone in rheumatology! ...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
Psoriatic arthritis: Mostly genetics and immunologic function.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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