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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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Is psoriatic srthritis a hereditary problem?

Started by superspear in General Discussion 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

What is the chances my next gen will be suffering from PsA or any HLA B27 associated autoimmune problems?

PsA abd heart electrical conduction defects(eg sick sinus syndrome)

Started by superspear in PsA Symptoms - List your Symptoms. Last reply by Stoney 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

My PsA was detected in September 2014 but in that year only I got syncopal attacks(fainting attacks) of very few secs and that too on bed. My ECG was done which confirmed that I am suffereing from sick sinus syndrome as well. Being medical graduate…Continue

scalp psoriasis and shampoo

Started by Dini in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by sunshine 11 hours ago. 17 Replies

I have P on my scalp which also shows up in my ears. The scalp I can handle but the P in my ears makes me crazy.Recently I purchased a new shampoo that my hairdresser uses. I always thought it felt and smelt nice :)So I purchased it only to find out…Continue

Unusual sensation in lower back

Started by Grandma J in PsA Symptoms - List your Symptoms. Last reply by Grandma J 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

This is a weird one and I thought I'd see if anyone else has this sensation. Ever since my severe back pain last year, I've had some occasional different nerve "pain" in my legs, feet, etc., but this one is really strange. I get out of the car and…Continue

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Stoney replied to superspear's discussion PsA abd heart electrical conduction defects(eg sick sinus syndrome)
"I find myself making decisions regarding testing on a similar basis. . . . Will it change how I am…"
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sunshine replied to Dini's discussion scalp psoriasis and shampoo
"Hi! My scalp P has exploded!  I am OC so I pick at it all the time :(   I have used…"
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superspear replied to superspear's discussion PsA abd heart electrical conduction defects(eg sick sinus syndrome)
"Its sad that pacemaker was implanted in your mom. Vasovagal attacks are found in normal persons as…"
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Stoney replied to superspear's discussion PsA abd heart electrical conduction defects(eg sick sinus syndrome)
"That's very interesting. My mom has vasovagal syncope and psoriatic arthritis. She had to have…"
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Grandma J replied to Grandma J's discussion Unusual sensation in lower back
"I should have realized that weird feeling in my back was the start of something not good because…"
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"Does psoriatic arthritis transmitts to next generation? Or how much risk will it be for future generation?"
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Mcr replied to Mcr's discussion Repost from blog
"No. I've been hoping to avoid it with other treatments as adding another doctor seems daunting…"
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Sybil replied to Mcr's discussion Repost from blog
"The sum total of what I know about pain management courses is that they can make a big difference.…"
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Mcr commented on Moxie's blog post Sept 2015
"Moxie... I am in mtx and remicade. Mtx was added 6 weeks ago. My doctor thinks the back pain is…"
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Mcr replied to Mcr's discussion Repost from blog
"I agree...I hope to get back to yoga as it helps a lot. Just need to see PT to be sure what is safe…"
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1 PsA and the way we are

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3 A place in the sun?

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Pain Management

Posted by Mcr on October 3, 2015 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Does anyone here see a pain management doctor or can anyone recommend pain management techniques they use (non narcotic) besides biologics to get through pain in the mornings and nights and flare ups? Or how they dose them to work best at night…


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