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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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The management of multiple diseases

Started by mataribot in General Discussion 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

This topic comes up frequently on this forum, and this post maybe a bit redundant. But oh well. The topic is does one find a team properly manage multiple disease? Maybe I am going at this the wrong. Maybe it would be better find one person to…Continue

Biologics for foot pain & weakness in hands

Started by aberry22 in Medications. Last reply by Seenie 13 hours ago. 19 Replies

Wanting some feedback on the effectiveness of biologics for foot pain. Also, what helps with the pain, swelling and loss of strength/grip in hands.I work in a hospital laboratory and am concerned with my diminishing strength in my hands. I am having…Continue

problem holding stuff - no inflammation in hands!

Started by ladylazarus in General Discussion. Last reply by ladylazarus 15 hours ago. 27 Replies

Hello,I was wondering if anyone else has this "clumsiness" thing. I do not have any inflammation in my hands, elbows, shoulders... My only problem is my lower back, SI and feet. Oh, and I have fibromyalgia too, maybe that's the culprit. But this…Continue

no one understands

Started by Joey in General Discussion. Last reply by Seenie 23 hours ago. 4 Replies

I am doing better since I have been on Enbrel but everyday is still a challenge living with this and everyone thinks its a joke.. Sometimes I can be very active and other days my knees and stuff hurt and I can't do the samethings I did yesterday..…Continue

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"I went to see a podiatrist today. He examined my feet and asked about all the swelling in my hands…"
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Blog Posts

No Nail Polish for me these days

Posted by PsApain :( on May 20, 2015 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Well it has been a roller coaster of a few weeks. With symptoms increasing. Does it ever seem like you wake up and jump out of bed and say "I'm going to not hurt today?" Ah Poo!!

Over about 6 days I have had 2 teeth break into pieces, my…


Tarsal tunnel release...

Posted by HoneyBunny on May 20, 2015 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

Week 3 post surgery.

My surgeon called today and was pleased with the progress so far.  He said he was looking for cases like mine in the literature and couldn't find any so he asked me to write a letter to him describing pre/post…


Top Discussions 

1 problem holding stuff - no inflammation in hands!

problem holding stuff - no inflammation in hands!

Posted by ladylazarus on May 17, 2015

2 A personal achievement!

A personal achievement!

Posted by Jules on May 16, 2015

3 another question

another question

Posted by Robyn on May 18, 2015

4 New member - awaiting diagnosis...

New member - awaiting diagnosis...

Posted by bekb on May 20, 2015

5 no one understands

no one understands

Posted by Joey on May 21, 2015



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