Psoriatic Arthritis

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About Psoriatic Arthritis

More than one million people have developed Psoriatic Arthritis. That list is growing fast. Psoriatic Arthritis can develop slowly or quickly, causing discomfort, pain, and sometimes disability if not treated. These are the best two lotions to moisturize psoriasis.

Psoriatic Arthritis can occur when a person is younger, but usually starts sometime after age 30. Psoriatic Arthritis is more likely to develop if a person already has Psoriasis, if family member has Psoriatic Arthritis, if genetics increase their chances of Psoriatic Arthritis, if skin injuries occur, etc.

A patient is considered to have Psoriatic Arthritis when signs of Arthritis and Psoriasis are both present.

Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis are generally worse in the early morning. The most common areas with Psoriatic Arthritis include joints in the fingers or toes (can be called sausage toes or sausage fingers when swollen), feet, knees, or ankles.

The best treatment plan for each person should be tailored to their specific needs, and between them and their doctor.

Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments

Psoriatic Arthritis treatments are necessary to help reduce Arthritis pain and swelling, slow / prevent joint damage, and relieve Psoriasis skin pain and inflammation. These are the best two lotions to moisturize psoriasis.

The primary treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis include medication, physical therapy / exercise, and lifestyle changes. Your doctor can prescribe topical creams and ointments, oral medications, physical therapy / exercise, and phototherapy / sunlight treatment.

Some treatments your doctor may choose from to prescribe include corticosteroids for a short time. These are generally not used very long due to side effects.

Other treatments prescribed by a doctor may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammarory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Another category of drugs are disease modigying antirheumatic drugs such as methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, and sulfasalazine. Another category of drugs, tumor necrosis factor blockers, include etanercept, adalimumab, infliximab, and others.

Most importantly, your treatment is between you and your doctor. What will work best for one person may not work best for the next.

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