Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis — a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales. Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but the joint problems can sometimes begin before skin lesions appear.
Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis are critical to relieve pain and inflammation and help prevent progressive joint damage.They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine, and can range from relatively mild to severe. In both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, disease flares may alternate with periods of remission.
Generally, one or more of the following symptoms appears:
- Generalized fatigue
- Tenderness, pain and swelling over tendons
- Swollen fingers and toes
- Stiffness, pain, throbbing, swelling and tenderness in one or more joints
- A reduced range of motion
- Morning stiffness and tiredness
- Nail changes—for example, the nail separates from the nail bed and/or becomes pitted and mimics fungus infections
- Redness and pain of the eye, such as conjunctivitis
- Some 10%-15% of people with psoriasis also develop inflammation of joints (psoriatic arthritis).
- The first appearance of the skin disease (psoriasis) can be separated from the onset of joint disease (arthritis) by years.
- Psoriatic arthritis belongs to a group of arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the spine (spondyloarthropathies).
- Patients with psoriatic arthritis can develop inflammation of tendons, cartilage, eyes, lung lining, and, rarely, the aorta.
Psoriatic arthritis is a systemic rheumatic disease that also can cause inflammation in body tissues away from the joints other than the skin, such as in the eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Psoriatic arthritis shares many features with several other arthritic conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, and arthritis associated with Crohn’s diseaseand ulcerative colitis. All of these conditions can cause inflammation in the spine and other joints, and the eyes, skin, mouth, and various organs.
Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Homeopathy has been known to cure psoriasis and the related complication. The cure is usually permanent and complete. The treatment involves finding the cause of psoriasis in your specific case and then targeting it to resolve completely.
Homeopathic medicines have no side effects even after prolonged treatment and are non-habit forming. They are tolerated well by children of any age, adults , pregnant ladies and old people. Welling Clinic specialises in the treatment of psoriasis and its complications through our CUREplus Homeopathic treatment for psoriasis. Visit our clinic personally or contact us through our contact form to know how CUREplus treatment for psoriasis may be your best option for complete recovery.