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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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Essential Oils, anyone use them?

Started by JDT in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by Seenie 59 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I haven't been here in a while, but thought this would be the best place to check in. Has anyone had any luck with using essential oils for symptom management?A friend recently sent me an oil mixture she made that has helped her husband…Continue

Work and PsA

Started by Wondering123 in General Discussion. Last reply by tntlamb 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

I have another question.  Regarding Disablity.  I currently work fulltime or have been trying to.  I am on FMLA and now have a reduced schedule to 7 hours per day M-F.  I have a desk job.  I sit usually about 8 hours per day.  This I have found to…Continue

New and just started Otezla

Started by GigiBraun in New member Check In. Last reply by GigiBraun 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi all!  I am pretty new to this site, but not new at all to the PsA issue.  For years I got diagnoses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sero-negative lupus, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease...but recently received the diagnosis of PsA.  I was on Enbrel,…Continue

PsA is a pain

Started by Ben in New member Check In. Last reply by sybil 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello, my name is Ben and I was diagnosed with PsA in January 2014. I felt with pain in my lower back for a year and just thought I had back problems and kept going to the chiropractor. Of course it didn't work. In August of 2013 my feet and ankles…Continue

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Seenie replied to JDT's discussion Essential Oils, anyone use them?
"This is interesting. I once had some "relax and sleep" gel that had essential oils in it,…"
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Seenie commented on Janissa11's blog post Belatedly --
"So glad that you had that, Janissa. You need to get to the bottom of this: feet are just too…"
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Belatedly --

Sorry to be absent; life got the better of me for a bit.Had an MRI of my foot this morning. Rheumy…See More
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tntlamb replied to Wondering123's discussion Work and PsA
"Disability is very rare and hard to come by.  Its also a very natural thing to wonder about…"
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Seenie left a comment for vfairclough
"Welcome, VF! I'm sorry about your diagnosis, but it's aa very good thing that you found…"
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Wondering123 posted a discussion

Work and PsA

I have another question.  Regarding Disablity.  I currently work fulltime or have been trying to. …See More
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JDT replied to JDT's discussion Essential Oils, anyone use them?
"Good to know! I'm purchasing from a company that sells 100% pure essential oils...I've…"
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Belatedly --

Posted by Janissa11 on October 31, 2014 at 12:25pm 1 Comment

Sorry to be absent; life got the better of me for a bit.

Had an MRI of my foot this morning. Rheumy isn't sure what's going on, precisely. Could be stress fracture, could be tenosynovitis, or..could be something else, no idea. So hopefully…


Remicade! My new best friend

Posted by sista on October 29, 2014 at 12:09pm 2 Comments

Got the right dose of remicade last week. Went through about five days of nausea etc. Feel great now. Been a year and half to get here. So don't give up. Hope u have a good day! :o)



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