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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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what is a good topical cream for just the Psoriasis ? ThanksContinue

Started by razzle51 in Medications. Last reply by razzle51 1 hour ago.

Fire miracle 1 Reply

Hopefully you can see the photo's. This is around km 113 ish of the road (only one by the way) into town where fire has been rampant. Thought it was impressive.

Started by Kirsten in General Discussion. Last reply by tntlamb 3 hours ago.

Hello. New here. 9 Replies

Hello. I'm very good at these intro posts. There always seems to be too much to say. I was officially diagnosed with PSA this year, 2014, but have had joint and skin problems since I was 4. My parents didn't seem too concerned and never took me to…Continue

Tags: new, member, mother, PsA, arthitis

Started by amielynn38 in New member Check In. Last reply by amielynn38 3 hours ago.

Sean Vikta & Blue Redefined Patient Organization Sponsors Ben's Friends 1 Reply

Thrilled to announce that Ben's Friends received a $1,500 donation from Sean Vitka and Blue Redefined (http://www.blueredefined.org/), a non profit patient organization. It's incredible to be recognized by…Continue

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