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In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

Inflammation. In some people with psoriasis they develop inflammation of joints. Itvcan. Involve.The spine as well as smaller joints in hands- and feet. Milder cases are treated with non steroidals. More severe cases may require treatment with biologics such as Enbrel . Remicade, or stelara (ustekinumab). Read more...
Psoriatic arthritis. Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling. Read more...

I have serious psoriatic arthritis, what to do?

Seek rheumatologist. There are many very effective therapies for psoriatic arthritis but they must be administered and followed closely by a physician familiar with the therapies and possible side effects. Find and see acrheumatologist. Read more...

Is it possible for a guy to have an psoriatic arthritis?

Yes. While it is more common for women to have psoriatic arthriits, as in many forms of autoimmune disease, men are very commonly affected as well in fact it is more common in men than rheumatoid arthritis. Read more...

I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

See derm, rheum MDs. There are several very effective medicines (anti-tnf meds or anti-p40 meds) that can really help with your symptoms. I would see both a dermatologist and rheumatologist to get a team decision about what to do next. Read more...
Rheumatologist. There are many effective treatments, dependent upon extent of disease. Rheumatologist and dermatologist collaboration would be very helpful. Read more...

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

Need to be seen by - Rheumatologist ; possibly an orthopod, as the DX will be confirmed and treatment will be started and monitored. Good luck. Read more...
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...

What happens to your body when you have psoriatic arthritis?

Erosion. The tissue inpsoriatic arthritis can erode bone moderately rapidly and cause not only soft tissue swelling and pain and tenderness, but can cause the bones to shorten and the joints to becomeless useful and even fused. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: 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 relate to skin severity. Read more...