Psoriatic arthritis What is? When you are suffering from Psoriasis You may also have the condition (a condition that affects the skin with thick patches of red, white, or silvery color). Inflammation of your skin is due to the disuse of your immune system; Also, sometimes this system may attack your joints and make them stiff and swollen.
Early detection of psoriatic arthritis and reduction of injury
1- Patients with psoriatic arthritis
Most people who suffer Psoriatic arthritis Have, or have had psoriasis. Only about 15% of people with this disease have no history of skin problems. If you have psoriasis and joint pain at the same time, see a specialist Arthritis See. Out of every 10 people who get psoriasis, 3 to Psoriatic arthritis Affected.
2- Causes of psoriatic arthritis
The exact cause is unknown. It is more likely to have family roots. About 40% of people with this condition find a close relative with problems with arthritis or skin problems. Infections, such as strep throat may also be associated with Psoriasis Be relevant.
3- Warning signs of psoriatic arthritis
Swollen, hard, sausage-like fingers or toes are common in this disease. Joint pain and tenderness are also common symptoms. Recurrence of psoriasis and osteoarthritis pain may occur in the same area at the same time, but not always. You should also note that:
Dry and red patches of skin and sometimes with some white-silver color
– Scratches on the nails
– Detach the nail from your bed
Redness and pain in the eyes
Pain in the heel and back are all warning signs.
A model of Psoriatic arthritis Can cause a burning sensation in joints And be near your spine. This model is called “Spondylitis” Is called, and causes pain in the back and neck. There is another form of the disease that causes pain, tenderness, or swelling in the tendon attached to the heel bone. This form can also affect the arms, knees, hips and chest.
4- Diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis
An osteoarthritis specialist who “Rheumatologist” It can diagnose the disease and suggest treatments for the disease. These doctors will examine your joints and skin for any swelling, pain or nail changes. Your doctor may order X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, or CT scans to check for damage to your joints. Blood and joint fluid tests as well as sampling of your skin can also help rule out other forms of osteoarthritis.
5- Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
If your arthritis is mild, you may only need some medication (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) when you have a sore joint. A single dose of corticosteroid in the joint to reduce burning, swelling, and pain may be given by injection. Prescription drugs that DMARDs called (Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs), Reduces some symptoms. They prevent getting worse Psoriatic arthritis And slow down the process, on the other hand, can also reduce skin problems.
6- Biological drugs
These drugs treat part of your immune system. They can reduce joint damage and reduce symptoms such as pain and swelling in the joints as well Skin problems Be in you. If other medicines do not work for you, your doctor may prescribe one of these biologics.
7- Facilitate pain
Use hot and cold compresses to reduce pain. Immerse yourself in a hot tub. Take a hot shower or use a warm pack (like a brew bag) to soothe and relieve muscle soreness. Wrap a bag of ice or frozen vegetables (such as frozen peas) in a towel to numb the joint and relieve swelling.
Pain and swelling get worse when you are not moving. Swimming and walking in the pool are not without effect; Exercises that cause heart beat You will be good for reducing pain, regaining your strength and flexibility. If you are unsure about the right type of exercise for you, a physiotherapist can help.
9- Eliminate the feeling of tiredness
Regular exercise can boost your energy and help you get a good night’s sleep. Painkillers do the same. You can wake up late in the morning or take a short nap in the afternoon. Keep your energy for the things that matter most, or for enjoying the things you love. It may be helpful to ask your family or friends for help.
10- Good life
About 1/3 of people with Psoriatic arthritis They are mild, do not change in their daily lives. Other patients need long-term treatment to relieve their symptoms. You should know that even patients with Psoriatic arthritis Severe also should not feel helpless. Timely diagnosis and treatment and regular follow-up of treatment can help patients stay active and not feel helpless and helpless.
Translated by: Sima Azadfallah
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