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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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New pain across my clavicles, through shoulders and into my arms.

Started by Grandma J in General Discussion. Last reply by Seenie 7 minutes ago. 17 Replies

I've been hoping this isn't a new PsA symptom, but I'm worried Enbrel is slowly losing its effectiveness. Off and on I've had a day or two of a minor flare, but not more than that. I have lots of pain in my feet, but that doesn't feel like my PsA…Continue

PsA Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital

Started by Seenie in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Seenie 12 hours ago. 25 Replies

This is a PsA research clinic, and they will do a work up and give you a second opinion if you have -- 1. A diagnosis of PsA from a rheumatologist 2. A referral (from the family doc is fine, doesn't have to be the rheumatologist) 3. An OHIP card (if…Continue

Tags: Chandran, Gladman, Toronto


Started by Trishy in General Discussion. Last reply by Seenie 14 hours ago. 52 Replies

First of all, I want to say hi. This is the very first online support group I've ever been a part of, so I'm new and learning. So thanks for your patience while I figure this out. But I've been suffering from a flare since November and even tho it…Continue


Started by Jeanne in General Discussion. Last reply by Jeanne 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

I have PA for many years and have been prescribed various biologics. At the moment I am taking Methotrxate and soon to start Stelara and gradually wean off Methotrxate. Has anyone had any experience of Stelara ?Thanks.Continue

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Seenie replied to Grandma J's discussion New pain across my clavicles, through shoulders and into my arms.
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Rachael replied to Grandma J's discussion New pain across my clavicles, through shoulders and into my arms.
"Oh Grandma J, I am so sorry you are having all this happen but glad you took the initiative to have…"
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Jules G replied to Grandma J's discussion New pain across my clavicles, through shoulders and into my arms.
"OMG, Grandma J!!!!!!  But I'm glad you're in the best place and the docs are being…"
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Sybil replied to Grandma J's discussion New pain across my clavicles, through shoulders and into my arms.
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