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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

 

The spondyloarthropathies are a group of disorders that affect 0.5-1% of Americans. They are found equally in men and women and typically cause pain and stiffness involving the hands, feet, knees as well the lower back. There are 5 major subtypes of these conditions.

 

Subtypes:
 Psoriatic Arthritis
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease related
 Reactive Arthritis
 Ankylosing spondylitis
 Undifferentiated

 

The most well known of these is psoriatic arthritis which is associated with the skin condition psoriasis. 25-30% of patients with psoriasis can go on to develop this type of arthritis. This type of arthritis can also cause joint damage and disability if left untreated.

Common symptoms:
 Low back pain and stiffness
 Fatigue
 Joint swelling and stiffness
 Pain in the heel/bottom of the feet
 Tendinitis
 Psoriasis
 Inflammation of the eye causing uveitis/iritis

Treatment:
 Control of inflammation with NSAIDs and prednisone
 Injectable medications such as Enbrel, Humira and Cimzia
 Topical steroid creams in the case of psoriatic arthritis
 Careful monitoring of x-rays to prevent worsening joint damage 


OUR SPECIALTIES

Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Connective tissue diseases
Psoriatic Arthritis
Gout
Fibromyalgia
Osteoporosis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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2917 Hwy 77

Panama City, FL 32405

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