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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.


  • 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


  • 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

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Panama City

2232 W. 24th Street
Panama City, FL 32405

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