Pain In The Thigh In Patients With Psoriasis Arthritis?
my husband is 27 years old, suffers from psoriatic arthritis and has been taking sulfitis and xcam medication for a few years now, now he feels his thigh hurts if he doesn’t get sick and before noon doesn’t hurt but at night it hurts so he hurts and walks up and gets sick, no swollen / red on the thigh. is it just sprained the usual because the wrong riding position had cramps or is it because of one of the effects of psoriatic arthritis?
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Psoriasis arthritis is a chronic inflammation of the joints that occurs in people with psoriasis. Inflammation results from immune reactions and can develop into joint destruction within a few months after symptoms appear.
Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, and swelling that can attack several joints such as elbows, hands, feet, knees, neck, or spine. The severity of symptoms can vary from mild to severe depending on the individual's immune reaction. Sometimes the condition is relapsed and then remission. If you have experienced psoriatic arthritis before then it is possible that the symptoms this time are also episodes of relapse.
The diagnosis is made through symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and swelling and there is a history of previous psoriasis, physical examination, and other additional examinations. It may be possible to do blood tests to assess inflammation and specific antibodies in other arthritis, as well as X-ray related joints.
The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms, slow the progression of the disease, and improve the quality of life of sufferers.
Research shows that delaying therapy for psoriatic arthritis for at least 6 months can cause permanent joint damage. Recognizing symptoms early on, diagnosis, and treatment are important so that symptoms can be reduced and joint damage can be prevented.
Other possible diagnoses such as rheumatoid arthritis if swelling only attacks one joint and complaints of pain increases at night, or osteoarthritis if minimal swelling and pain appear after activity, or rheumatoid arthritis if pain in the symmetrical joints, or tendon tears.
Consult with a specialist in internal medicine (rheumatology sub-specialist better) if the symptoms have not diminished or are getting worse.
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