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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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Started by darinfan in New member Check In. Last reply by Grandma J 42 seconds ago. 16 Replies

Hey all.  I came across this site a day or two back and thought it might be useful to be able to have contact with other people with the same condition(s).  My story is as follows:I woke up in May 2014 with what was assumed to be an injured ankle,…Continue

Answers needed so bad!!!

Started by twgarrett in General Discussion. Last reply by Grandma J 17 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hi, while I am new to Ben's Friends I have been dealing with psoriasis and Psa for about 9 years. Yet just 3 weeks ago my rhuemy(of 2 years)said my fibro could be responsible for everything. He said I have no inflammation showing. Ive only had xrays…Continue

My Health Baseline changes as time goes on.....does yours?

Started by susan in General Discussion. Last reply by tntlamb 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

Good Morning....   I have been thinking about this changing health baseline for awhile.....trying to come to terms with the reality that as time goes by, my "normal" is in constant flux!!!!......so do I really have a "Normal Health Baseline"…Continue

Anybody ever felt like this?

Started by Grandma J in General Discussion. Last reply by Rachael 13 hours ago. 12 Replies

I'm wondering if I'm fighting some kind of virus or what, and if this keeps up I'll message my doctor.Tuesday morning I felt really ill, shaky and weak--I felt worse when I got to work and told my boss I might have to go home. But I ate a couple…Continue

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