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Psoriatic Arthritis

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Good question. You may need TWO medical specialists, if one does not feel comfortable treating both conditions. A dermatologist is usually the person...
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Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis that can affect some of the millions of Americans who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin...
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There are five types of psoriatic arthritis. It is important to know which type of psoriatic arthritis you have and to understand the characteristics...
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Affecting men and women equally, about 10% to 30% of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis may develop at any age...
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Certain factors may trigger psoriasis, including the following: Injury to the skin: Injury to the skin has been associated with plaque psoriasis...
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Symptoms include pain and swelling in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, feet, and spine; morning stiffness; and fatigue similar to...
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Treatment for psoriatic arthritis consists of twice daily moist heat applications, exercises, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If...
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While there are drugs that can stop the progression of the disease, there is no cure for psoriatic arthritis. However, treatment usually resolves...
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Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. This...
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Psoriatic arthritis frequently involves inflammation of the knees, ankles, and joints in the feet and hands. Usually, only a few joints are inflamed...
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Yes. Psoriatic arthritis can cause inflammation in organs, such as the eyes, lungs, and aorta. Inflammation in the colored portion of the eye (iris)...
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If you have psoriasis and are experiencing joint pain, you should talk to your doctor. You should also contact your doctor if you have these...
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The goal of psoriatic arthritis treatment is to control inflammation, stop joint destruction, and maximize joint function. Skin symptoms and joint...
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Corticosteroids (steroids) are powerful anti-inflammatory medications that can be taken by mouth or injected directly into a joint or muscle to...
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Prednisone is the steroid most commonly used to treat certain rheumatic diseases such as psoriatic arthritis. However, it's important to take...
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