Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease in which a person with psoriasis develops the symptoms and signs of arthritis - joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Psoriasis is a common, inherited skin condition that causes grayish-white scaling over a pink or dull-red skin rash.
Approximately 5% to 10% of the 3 million people who have psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis affects men and women equally and usually begins between ages 30 and 50. However,...Read more
Recently, the pharmaceutical company Amgen (the makers of Enbrel) announced that the results of a Phase 3 trial had been published... Read more »
Rheumatoid arthritis.Steroids.Sedentary lifestyle.Being low on vitamin D. All are risk factors for developing osteoporosis. Although... Read more »
What is arthritis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the word arthritis literally means joint... Read more »
One of the more common questions I am asked is if a patient's arthritis will ever get better. When told that osteoarthritis is causing... Read more »
Many people with RA develop osteoporosis. Studies have also shown that people with RA have an increased risk of hip fractures. A new... Read more »