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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints.

Three key characteristics of osteoarthritis are:

  • mild inflammation of the tissues in and around the joints
  • Damage to cartilage, the strong, smooth surface that lines the bones and allows joints to move easily and without friction
  • Bony growths that develop around the edge of the joints

Osteoarthritis mostly occurs in the knees, hips and small joints of the hands and base of the big toe. However, almost any joint can be affected .Osteoarthritis usually develops in people over 50 years of age and is more common in women than in men. It is commonly thought that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of getting older, but this is not quite true. While in very old people the changes of osteoarthritis are visible on X-rays, they don’t always have related pain or problems with joint function.Younger people can also be affected by osteoarthritis, often as a result of an injury or another joint condition.

What are the causes?

  • Genetic Immune Disorder
  • Arthritis of the spine

What are the symptoms?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Joint stiffness
  • Inflammation of the tendons
  • Chest pain

What are the treatments?

The goal of treatment for adult Still’s disease is to control the symptoms of arthritis. Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, are usually the first form of treatment.

If the disease persists for a long time (becomes chronic), medicines that suppress the immune system might be needed.