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Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis which affects people who suffer from the chronic skin condition, psoriasis.
Common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints that are red or warm to the touch. Person with psoriatic arthritis also experiences pain in and around the feet and ankles, especially tendinitis in the Achilles tendon or Plantar fasciitis in the sole of the foot and in the area of the Sacrum (the lower back, above the tailbone). Changes to the nails, such as pitting or separation from the nail bed also occurs.
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PsA has challenged me in a number of ways, none of you will be surprised to hear that! One of the least significant things is the struggle I have with monitoring my disease. I lived for 50+ years (depending on when I date the onset from, another…Continue
Howdy, everyone. I saw my 4th dermatologist yesterday. This one was specifically chosen by my rheumatologist. It has been difficult to nail down ( pardon the pun ) whether or not my nail dystrophy is, in fact, due to psoriasis. I am currently on…Continue
Does anyone's doctor give them prescriptions for sleeping pills? I think if I could sleep I could deal with this better. But, I don't want to keep living like this. It is horrible and no life only pain.Continue
Hi,I have been recently diagnosed and have been offered methotrexate, or as an alternative the option to join in a clinical trial for a possible new treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis 'Secukinumab.' Any advice/experience to help me make my decision…Continue
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