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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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PSA and foot/ankle pain

Started by Craig in General Discussion. Last reply by Jules G 39 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Is it possible to have PSa in the ball of my foot? My left ankle as well. This stuff spreads somewhere new every day.

That thing ....

Started by Sybil in General Discussion. Last reply by Sybil 45 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Does anybody else feel increasingly detached from their own body?  I suppose a lot of the time I must think of it as me.  But very often it is an it, that annoying thing.  I'm beginning to think I am just looking after it for a friend.Continue

Humira

Started by KKcoffee in General Discussion. Last reply by Grandma J 8 hours ago. 9 Replies

I will be starting Humira in a week. I would like to hear from people who use this and what to expect. Continue

At my wits end regarding diagnosis

Started by Irishchick in General Discussion. Last reply by Irishchick 13 hours ago. 52 Replies

Hi everyone.I'm new to this board so I hope its ok to post this. I've been suffering for over 2 years. The pain started in my left hip then my right. Then my knees wrists, fingers, toes, shoulders etc.My RF was negative. My other inflammatory…Continue

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Jules G replied to Craig's discussion PSA and foot/ankle pain
"Oh yes, most definitely, certainly yes!  MTP joints - balls of the feet!  It's where…"
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Sybil replied to Sybil's discussion That thing ....
"I am glad you recognise the feeling.  I'm not being flippant or whimsical or whatever and…"
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Sybil replied to Craig's discussion PSA and foot/ankle pain
"There are loads of bones in the feet & therefore loads of joints.  So yes, they are a…"
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sixcatlawyer replied to Craig's discussion PSA and foot/ankle pain
"Definitely possible. I had x-rays on my feet two years ago. I have "arthritic changes" in…"
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PSA and foot/ankle pain

Is it possible to have PSa in the ball of my foot? My left ankle as well. This stuff spreads…See More
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Grandma J replied to KKcoffee's discussion Humira
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Grandma J replied to Sybil's discussion That thing ....
"LL, my husband has Kienbock's!!! He has pins and screws in one hand because of it (had them…"
8 hours ago
KKcoffee replied to KKcoffee's discussion Humira
"Well I did my first injection yesterday with a nurse and it went really well. I felt a little achy…"
8 hours ago
ladylazarus replied to Sybil's discussion That thing ....
"Yes, yes I do! :) I understand the feeling so well... Just five minutes ago I was looking at my…"
10 hours ago
Grandma J replied to Sybil's discussion That thing ....
"You are a mystery! It would make you feel detached from your body, I'm sure. I'm just a…"
12 hours ago

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Sybil replied to Sybil's discussion That thing ....
"Not sure I want a different body, just feels a bit peculiar feeling so indifferent to this one!…"
12 hours ago
Irishchick replied to Irishchick's discussion At my wits end regarding diagnosis
"Yeah my joints hurt but you could poke them all day long and it doesn't hurt!"
13 hours ago

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It's been a while since my last post...

Posted by JacksonJ on August 24, 2015 at 12:35pm 5 Comments

Just wanted everyone to know I've been doing very well.  So well in fact that in June my Dr took me off all my medications.

Things started to improve about 2 years ago for me.  I wasn't feeling the effects of the arthritis as much.…

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