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Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Entheses and Fibromyalgia Tender Points


#1

Enthesitis is one of the more unique "features of PsA. This NIH site has some great information and a diagram (the diagram is below) I also posted below the chart of the 18 tender points for Fibromyalgia. There is a great deal of "overlap" sometimes leading to wrong or delayed diagnoses. It is of course possible to have both


Fibromyalgia tenderpoints



Radiology report
#2

Here’s another excellent resource. Even if you can’t understand all of the technical language, it certainly explains why PsA is such a difficult disease to diagnose, and why so many of us have been undiagnosed for long periods of time, or often misdiagnosed.
The source is University of Leeds in the UK –
http://enthesis.info


#3

I have enthesitis diagnoses by my rheumy…it’s ridiculously painful sometimes ( I once felt like I’d been shot in the back, near my kidneys and it lasted for 3mths!) I feel like a fraud on here for not having psa but trust me this moves around and hurts a lot