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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

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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Group support for family

Started by Tired of pain in General Discussion. Last reply by GrumpyCat 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

Is there a support group for members of the family. I hear a lot marriages break up because the family member doesn't have a clue of what's going on. I went to Alanon to deal with my mom and dads alcohol addiction. It would be great if there was a…Continue

Letter from Doctor to Patients with Chronic Illness

Started by Ben Munoz in General Discussion. Last reply by Frances 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Thanks to JC Colyer for sharing this very inspiring message of a "Letter from Doctor to Patients with Chronic Illness" as written by Dr.…Continue

Work vs life, when is it time to pursue life?

Started by MamaO in General Discussion. Last reply by Frances 4 hours ago. 21 Replies

I see that many of you still work, despite the exhaustion/pain. My question is, when life becomes 1. Work, 2, recliner, 3. Bed on weekdays & 1 catch up house/chores, 2.recliner, 3. Bed on weekends, is that life? I in the Dilemma of choosing to…Continue

Tags: identity, of, Loss, pain/exhaustion., Job

Thumb joint replacement

Started by pinkgrl1968 in General Discussion. Last reply by Stoney 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am scheduled to have thumb joint replacement surgery ( anchovy method ) in September. I was wondering if any one else has had this done and if so can you tell me how the recovery went and if it was successful. I am very apprehensive about having…Continue

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It's been a long time! 12 months no meds no pain and here I am again :(

Posted by Kellr84 on July 29, 2015 at 10:01am 2 Comments

Hi everyone,



My name's Kelly and I'm now 31.

I used to be a regular here while my PsA was at it's 'peak' and I was letting it rule my life. I was suspected of having PsA at age 26, diagnosed at 28 but my GP suspects I first developed… Continue

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