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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. Persons with psoriatic arthritis also experience pain in and around the feet and ankles, especially tendonitis 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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Have you tried Tai Chi?

Started by Dot in General Discussion. Last reply by Sybil 48 minutes ago. 3 Replies

I haven't been able to exercise at all. Everything hurts and just getting my essentials done has been too much these last five years. Doing the beginning tai chi moves is like a super stretch and ,so far, I just do what I can and it seems to help…Continue


Started by Grandma J in General Discussion. Last reply by sixcatlawyer 5 hours ago. 33 Replies

I never thought this was a PsA symptom, but I finally looked at some of the discussion about ringing ears, and it seems like a few of you have this problem. Mine started at least a year ago and it can drive me nuts. It seems more like my entire head…Continue

Otezla with Humira?

Started by Overcomer in General Discussion. Last reply by janeatiu yesterday. 6 Replies

Hey Everybody!I've had PsA  for 9 years and I've been on through several treatment options.  I've been on Methotrexate injections for many years, and Otezla for the last 2 years.  My disease is progressing so my Rheumy is going to put me on Humira…Continue

Feeling confused

Started by Peta in New member Check In. Last reply by Jules G yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi I have been newly diagnosed with Psa even though I have been suffering for 20 years but never sought help (silly me). I finally got referred to a rheumatologist which was a 4 hour drive from where I live, she gave me a couple of pamphlets and…Continue

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Sybil replied to Dot's discussion Have you tried Tai Chi?
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