28 Jan 18:40
Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you are all having a great day :) Today I learned that there are 5 different types of PsA! I never knew this, anyone else? I will post them below in the comments.
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28 Jan 18:46
Symmetrical: both sides of the body
Asymmetric and few joints are affected
Spondylitis: inflammation of the vertebra
Distal interphalangeal joints, characterized by inflammation and/or stiffness in the joints at the tips or very end digit of the fingers and toes. The ends of the fingers or toes may become disfigured taking on a fattened appearance. Although it is most common in only the tip of the fingers or toes, other joints may also be affected
arthritis mutilans--is uncommon, affecting about 5 percent of people with PsA. main symptom of AM is severe bone tissue destruction. This leads to permanent joint deformity and an inability to move the joint. Because AM is a progressive disease, it will eventually get worse.
28 Jan 19:11
Interesting, I never realised spondylitis was one. I had an uncle who had that. Not a blood uncle though so I'm still the only family member we know of.
28 Jan 20:39
Oooo thanks for sharing Michelle. I had no idea. I just know i have it lol 😂
28 Jan 20:46
I had no clue there were various PsA’s, wow!!
28 Jan 20:48
Thank you so much for sharing! This group has taught me more than I could have possibly known.
28 Jan 20:56
Very interesting. I have arthritis in my hands. I've never knew there were different types. My joints are swollen flattened . I've never gone to the Doc about them as I just thought it arthritis so there's nothing you can do. They are hurting a lot now do might go have them checked out.
28 Jan 23:31
It makes you feel better when you talk to other people thanks everyone
29 Jan 04:08
It sure does Golly :) Happy to see you found us here! Welcome to Flaym!
Sorry to hear about your joints Bev. I have been reading a lot of great posts about how well turmeric is helping reducing the pain. Have you ever tried it?
29 Jan 04:21
I was diagnosed with PsA when I was 15. I had it quite bad for 2 years. I was given medication for pain that required bloodwork every week. Not quite sure what it was. Luckily I got better, my Dr told me I outgrew it. I have read articles that say PsA can go away and go into remission. I am not sure how much research has been done on that? I still have pain in my thumb from time to time, but when I was 15 I couldn't bend any of my fingers at all.
29 Jan 07:53
Hi Michelle Yes I did but only for 1 month then forgot to renew it. I will give it a try for 3 months and see how that works thanks
29 Jan 18:48
Ace post Michelle! No I didn't know this. I have had problems with my vertebrae from a fall on my honeymoon... sounds very much like spondylitis actually! Interesting...
01 Feb 16:59
Interesting.. I never knew that but I have most of those!! I wonder why?
18 Mar 18:35
Thanks for the info -
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