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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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Psoriatic Arthritis Factors Can Affect Employment Status 6 Replies

Not a Surprise, but HelpfulThe results are "not at all a surprise," Eric M. Ruderman, MD, from the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, told Medscape…Continue

Started by Cheryl (CLR) in PsA Articles, News and Research. Last reply by Cheryl (CLR) 6 minutes ago.

Can't take this back pain anymore! 48 Replies

I just read some old discussions on disc and SI pain. Currently I'm having the worst pain I've ever had in my back. It's actually in my butt and my right leg. My PT told me today he thinks it's a disc in my lower lumbar or possibly sacral ? region…Continue

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

Hello all 1 Reply

Hi everyone,Signed up a little while ago but must say have been a bit hesitant, new to the whole online support thing. I'm 32 years old and from California originally, but currently live in South Africa. I was diagnosed with PsA only two years ago…Continue

Started by Jesssha in New member Check In. Last reply by sybil 21 hours ago.

MTX, Sulphasalazine and infections 5 Replies

I was wondering if anyone else has been on this combination and if it caused them to constantly get sick?I was on Methotrexate for the first year I had the PsA, and it worked quite well in the beginning, but I'd have the occasional flare up still.…Continue

Started by Jesssha in Medications. Last reply by Jesssha 22 hours ago.

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