Support and advice about psoriatic arthritis.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I have got plaque psoriasis since 12 years ago and psoriatic arthritis since 1 and a half year ago. It is very important that you go to your rheumatologist. I had a very big psoriatic arthritis flare up. Almost all my joints were affected with a very big inflammation and pain. I decided to go to the urgency service of my hospital and they gave me some medicines that recovered my health fast. With my joints more or less well, I had an appointment with my rheumatologist and she gave me the treatment and almost everything is going good now. I don't feel pain and my joints are working well (with no inflammation). Good luck, power and... Don't let psoriatic arthritis to advance, visit your rheumatologist as soon as possible.
Hi. Most of us get psoritic arthritis, starts usually in the small joints like fingers & toes but some people find larger joints are affected too. Personally I only have finger complications although not so bad. Remember that P is an auto-immune disease and so you would be prone to other forms of A-I disorders as well such as rheumatoid arthritis, which would affect large joints at multiple sites. Apart from that I'm not aware of other internal disorders although I've written a post based on what an allergologist told me as to how he believes we are affected in many "unexpected" organs by immune & auto-immune responses.
I had psoratic arthritis so bad in my knees and lower back pain it has horrible just to get out of bed... Exercise regularly helped the best but for pain turmeric changed everything. Within a month my pain lessened, and now having taken it for coming up on 3 yrs the arthritis hasn't come back. Not only is it powerful as over the counter medications for pain relief, but it's antiinflammatory! Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already good luck!
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There is a chance that with psoriasis you also also develop inflammation of joints (psoriatic arthritis). This can come with swelling, stiffness and pain around the joints. Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Flaym members talk about their experience with psoriatic arthritis. Join the conversation!