Up to 30 percent of people who have psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Here’s why diagnosing psoriatic arthritis early is key, and what symptoms to watch for.
Over the past several decades a better understanding of psoriatic arthritis and new medications have had a major impact on relieving pain for those who suffer from it. But unfortunately, less attention has been paid to some of the other conditions that often accompany psoriatic arthritis. If you have this form of arthritis and are … Read More
Psoriasis can be embarrassing. Which kind of treatments help keep this skin disorder well-controlled? Get “The Short Answer” from dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD.
When psoriasis thickens, pits, ridges and discolors the nails, many think it’s mainly a cosmetic concern. But nail psoriasis is a treatable medical disorder, and medications often produce good results.
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If you have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, your doctor may have told you about a type of medicine that can reverse disease progression, stop damage to your joints – and might even put your disease into remission.
When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
If you have psoriatic arthritis, the inflammatory arthritis that occurs with the chronic skin condition of psoriasis, you also are at an increased risk for other conditions — from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to eye disease. “We know if a patient has psoriatic arthritis, it’s not just about treating the skin and the joints. It’s also diagnosing … Read More
If you have psoriasis, you may think getting psoriatic arthritis is unavoidable. While it’s true that about one third of people with psoriasis will eventually develop psoriatic arthritis, there are a lot of new, effective treatments available to alleviate symptoms. What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis. Both psoriasis and … Read More