Psoriatic Arthritis is a chronic condition that affects more than 50 million people all over the world. Psoriatic arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints of the hands, feet and knees. Psoriatic arthritis symptoms are often misdiagnosed as other conditions such as rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. Psoriatic arthritis ranges from mild to severe; in conventional medicines, there is no cure for Psoriatic Arthritis but it can be cured with the right Homeopathy medicine for Psoriatic Arthritis.
Welling Homeopathy Clinics offers our specially formulated CUREplus Homeopathy treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis. See our specialist today to see if your tailor-made Homeopathic medicines for Psoriatic Arthritis can help you get cured.
Special Features of Psoriatic Arthritis
1. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and stiffness.
2. It affects about 1% of the population, and most people with psoriatic arthritis are diagnosed after age 40
3. Symptoms include joint pain, skin rashes, fatigue, and depression
4. It’s not contagious, but it can be passed on through genetics or infection.
What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
Psoriatic Arthritis is an autoimmune form of arthritis associated with Psoriasis, Psoriasiform Psoriasis and complications of other forms of Psoriasis. Psoriatic Arthritis is a chronic disorder that can cause joint pain and make it difficult to move.
Psoriatic Arthritis is caused by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy cells and tissues. Psoriatic Arthritis can also cause joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or deterioration of the joints. Researchers believe Psoriatic Arthritis may be triggered by a combination of genetic factors such as HLA-B27 and environmental trigger(s). Psoriatic Arthritis is more common in people with Psoriasis, and it can be a symptom of Psoriasis. Anyone who has Psoriasis may have Psoriatic Arthritis as well.
Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis
– Psoriatic arthritis is caused by a person’s immune system attacking the skin
– Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in your body, but it most often gets into joints in your hands or feet
– Joint pain that does not go away—even with treatment—may be an early sign of psoriatic arthritis.
– The location and severity of pain may vary depending on where psoriasis has affected the skin or nails. Pain can also occur before any signs of inflammation are visible anywhere on the body.
– Psoriatic arthritis may also affect the spine, leading to pain and stiffness in your neck or lower back.
– Psoriatic Arthritis can lead to:
o Swollen joints
o Joint stiffness that gets worse over time
o Painful swelling of a joint after periods of rest
o Psoriatic arthritis can also lead to a decreased range of motion in the joints and chronic pain.
– Psoriatic Arthritis often starts with joint inflammation, but it may eventually develop into osteoarthritis or affect other parts of your body like your skin, gut lining (bowel), eyes, liver, heart, or brain.
Causes of Psoriatic Arthritis
The cause of Psoriatic Arthritis is currently unknown. Some theories suggest that Psoriatic Arthritis can be caused by genetics, trauma or infection.
A genetic predisposition is one possible cause of Psoriatic Arthritis, as it is a disease that often affects other family members. Psoriatic Arthritis may also be triggered by an infection with Psoriasis, which may be the result of a traumatic event or surgery.
Psoriatic Arthritis occurs when skin cells mutate to attack healthy cells found throughout the body, including those found in a joint. Psoriasis typically causes raised red patches on your skin but Psoriatic Arthritis often covers much more of your body including your joints. Psoriatic Arthritis is often mistaken for rheumatoid arthritis, which typically affects the hands and feet; but Psoriatic Arthritis can affect any joint in the human body.
What Are The 5 Types of Psoriatic Arthritis?
- Distal interphalangeal predominant,
- Asymmetric oligoarticular,
- Symmetric polyarthritis,
- Spondylitis, and
- Arthritis mutilans.
The distal interphalangeal predominant type affects mainly the ends of the fingers and toes. The distal interphalangeal joints are those closest to the nails. Nail changes are especially frequent with this form of psoriatic arthritis.
The asymmetric oligoarticular and symmetric polyarthritis types are the most common forms of psoriatic arthritis. The asymmetric oligoarticular type of psoriatic arthritis involves different joints on each side of the body, while the symmetric polyarthritis form affects the same joints on each side. Any joint in the body may be affected in these forms of the disorder, and symptoms range from mild to severe.
Some individuals with psoriatic arthritis have joint involvement that primarily involves spondylitis, which is inflammation in the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. Symptoms of this form of the disorder involve pain and stiffness in the back or neck, and movement is often impaired. Joints in the arms, legs, hands, and feet may also be involved.
The most severe and least common type of psoriatic arthritis is called arthritis mutilans. Fewer than 5 per cent of individuals with psoriatic arthritis have this form of the disorder. Arthritis mutilans involves severe inflammation that damages the joints in the hands and feet, resulting in deformation and movement problems. Bone loss (osteolysis) at the joints may lead to shortening (telescoping) of the fingers and toes. Neck and back pain may also occur.
Options For Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Treatment options for Psoriatic Arthritis depend on the type of Psoriatic Arthritis, severity, and individual health. Psoriatic arthritis can be treated with medications including anti-inflammatory drugs and immune system suppressors. Psoriasis treatments are also used to control Psoriatic Arthritis. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs such as methotrexate or biologics, like etanercept, adalimumab, or infliximab may also be used to treat Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis can also be treated with surgery to remove damaged cartilage in the joint.
Psoriatic arthritis treatments are most effective when used together for long periods of time, but may require a trial and error process testing various medications or therapies before discovering which is best for each individual’s case.
Homeopathy Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Homeopathy is a treatment method that has been used successfully to cure Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune condition, is incurable in conventional medications.
There are many different homeopathic remedies for Psoriatic Arthritis that needs to be customised for one suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis. This medicine reduces swelling in joints and nails. It also relieves pain in the hands and feet caused by Psoriatic Arthritis. The beauty of homeopathic medicines for Psoriatic Arthritis is that you don’t need any cream or oil to apply to your joints and cause discomfort. All medicines are to be taken orally for long term relief and gradually leading to complete cure.
Homeopathic Remedies for Psoriatic Arthritis
– Psorinum. This is used to treat joint pain, swelling in the joints and chronic fatigue.
– Sulphuricum Acidum. This is used to heal the skin and reduce itching, scaling and redness of Psoriatic Arthritis.
– Gelsemium Semp: This relieves joint pain caused by Psoriatic Arthritis, causing swelling and redness.
These homeopathic medicines are to be taken under the guidance of your Homeopathic specialist at Welling Homeopathy Clinics only because there are many more symptoms for each remedy that needs to be considered by our specialist before prescribing for you.
We hope that these Psoriatic Arthritis treatments have been helpful. If you would like more information about Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis, please visit our clinics and see our specialist for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.