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Where do I go if i think I have psoriatic arthritis like my?

Where do I go if i think I have psoriatic arthritis like my?

Many options.: You can go to your PCP, sports medicine doctors, rheumatologist, orthopedic specialists or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish, each has their strengths and weaknesses in their treatment options or you may need to see a combination of these specialists to treat your issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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


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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 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

Hip: Usculoskeletal pain that radiates to the groin is usually from the hip. With your psoriasis and arthritis, it is likely a synovitis of the hip joint; which is an inflammation of the capsule if the hip. Hopefully would respond to an NSAID, if not you may need to be seen. ...Read more

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How exactly does a doctor go about diagnosing psoriatic arthritis?

How exactly does a doctor go about diagnosing psoriatic arthritis?

Mostly clinical: Skin lesions and arthritis are the first step of evaluation ladder. The comes blood test, radiological evaluation. ...Read more

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Ok here goes. I am 34 years old and have arachnoiditis, fibromyalsia, psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. I stopped seeing all my doctors in 2013, (a?

Ok here goes. I am 34 years old and have arachnoiditis, fibromyalsia, psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. I stopped seeing all my doctors in 2013, (a?

Not a bad choice: The conmon root of all condtions are they are subjective and inflammatory with no cure , with one exception the psoriatic and spondylitis is responsive to enbrel may be worth a try ive seen remarkable results also recommend book by dr sarno Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion shouldnt be made with other viable diagnosis you autoimmune inflamatory artritis can cause myalgia occums razor ...Read more

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Are all Psoriatic Arthritis patients going to be disabled at a stage in their life if they are not already killed by a heart attack?

Are all Psoriatic Arthritis patients going to be disabled at a stage in their life if they are not already killed by a heart attack?

No: No, there are absolutely some very viable treatment options for patients with psoriasis related arthritis. I would make sure you are under the care of a caring rheumatologist.. ...Read more

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Getting a full check up on 2/22/16 going fasting want to know if I'm not sick of anything else besides hypothyroid psoriatic arthritis blood work?done

Getting a full check up on 2/22/16 going fasting want to know if I'm not sick of anything else besides hypothyroid psoriatic arthritis blood work?done

Blood tests: I am not quite clear on your question, but fasting blood work can include cholesterol and blood sugar. The thyroid is tested by a TSH blood test. There is no test for psoriatic arthritis. This is mostly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi! 27/F. Psoriatic Arthritis, get "gout like" attacks in big toe where uric acid spikes, will colchicine help bring it down even though it is PA?

Hi! 27/F. Psoriatic Arthritis, get "gout like" attacks in big toe where uric acid spikes, will colchicine help bring it down even though it is PA?

Probably.: Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and gout have been shown to have some type of relationship. Exactly how, is still unclear. People with psoriasis has an increased chance of having a gout attack and those with psoriatic arthritis, even higher. The uric acid level is being elevated by the effects of psoriasis breaking down cells and releasing the uric acid. The gout has be monitored and controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Psoriatic Arthritis (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more