Psoriatic Arthritis
ra245fl posted:
Just diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis, how similar is it to RA ? Are the treatments the same ?
atti_editor responded:
Hi ra245fl,

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis that can affect those who has psoriasis. This article outlines the basics and describes the five types of psoriatic arthritis. Treatments are also described in the above link and consist of heat applications, exercises and NSAIDs, as well as the possibility of using a biologic drug.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type or chronic arthritis that occurs on both sides of the body. Medications, rest, exercise and surgery to repair the damaged joint are some RA treatments. The link above, as well as this article describe treatments in more detail. I hope this information helps.

Best wishes,
ra245fl replied to atti_editor's response:
Thanks for the information I seem to have the asymmetric type affecting my right shoulder and elbow. I have an appointment in September earliest I could get with a specialist . thanks again
atti_editor replied to ra245fl's response:
I am glad the information was helpful for you. Please keep us updated on how you are doing !
cjonathan675 responded:
I also have arthritis and my doctor prescribed me with celebrex. Perhaps you too can ask your doctor about this option since it worked pretty well for me. You can try this link for more info
ra245fl replied to cjonathan675's response:
Thanks but unfortunately I have Heart disease also 4 heart attacks, and my Doctor wont let me take Celebrex. Im not sure its safe for me to take any of the RA or Psorasis meds. Thanks for the thought.