Psoriatic Arthritis – When To See A Doctor

Psoriatic Arthritis – When To See A Doctor


So anybody with psoriasis who has a single joint that has become swollen and painful and stiff, and this does not respond to Advil or one of these over the counter anti-inflammatories, I think they should see a physician. I think that individuals with psoriasis who have complaints about stiffness or pain in the lower back and loss of mobility because of arthritis in the lower back—they too, need to see a rheumatologist. I’m impressed by how often we see patients who are treated for their psoriasis using a biologic, and after they get better, they say, “I never realized how sore, stiff, and uncomfortable I was before that.” So we do adapt to the circumstances and often ignore these things. So my message is, be careful not to ignore the signs of pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in people who have psoriasis.

2 Comments

  • stutsenum says:

    And what if i told my doc about feet toes finger joint. Right hip right shoulder all pain and am barely able to walk sometimes, and they wont even give me a pain management help,

  • stutsenum says:

    And at one point skin broke out over 80% of my body i have scars of it n scalp

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