After seeing a rheumatologist (a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones) he was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. With early diagnosis and treatment, Mickelson is able to play golf again.
Your doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or salicylates to reduce pain and inflammation of the joints. New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) are becoming the treatment of choice. First, his wife and mother are diagnosed with breast cancer, and then he has a health scare of his own.


A few people will have severe psoriatic arthritis in their hands, feet, and spine that causes deformities. Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes thicken, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales on the body. Since psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, perhaps you can’t make as strong an autoimmune response as well.
In addition, medications she may have been taking for the alzheimers may also have had some beneficial effect on the arthritis.


In general, people who have psoriasis have a higher rate of arthritis than the general population.



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