Just wondering if this is related or not to psa in some
Also a physical therapist can help strengthen your core muscles from being inactive during long flares which can add to back pain along general weakness
Interesting as I have always had weak Muscles as well...I have never associated it to my psoriasis...there might be something in that.
I think a lot of us with PsA have some common symptoms and side effects, but reading other's issues also tells me it also affects each of us differently as well....this disease definitely has a learning curve, especially when other issues such as allergic sensitivity have to be factored in. I have been on a regular, low to no impact workout regimen for the past 5 years, the swimming part and water sports helps me personally so much, it has made the "on- land" portions of my workout less painful and has helped my endurance a lot. I personally haven't noticed any specific tiredness in my core, I stretch as well, carefully but as much as I can safely take, I'm still decently flexible and I am noticing great results with my core workouts, I'm a 54 years old with PsA working against me but I have better developed core muscles now than I did when I was in the military. The "six-pac" abs have come back as well....I have my definite issues with this disease don't get me wrong...that's the whole frustrating deal with PsA, it hits various people so differently. I feel happy when what I say is helpful to someone else on this journey but feel awful as well when I hear how some folks struggle with this....I struggled a lot of years before anything began to help...maybe it's empathy, seeing others hurting, really bothers me.
Actually that's exactly what I'm currently doing :-) I also ripped my glute many years ago and it was the last thing to be looked at because the drts just thought it was part of PsA. The physio has improved my pain and movement rapidly and recommend it too.
Patience. I've been crook again for 10 days and could easily sit and cry from how weak I am. But I am also aware any day now , it will stop and I will be back to my usual self, capable and functioning. I think something happens to our blood cells too. I swear the red ones carrying oxygen, quit early. Die off too quickly. I had an asthma test today at the drts. There was no difference in the tests, before and after asthma spray. I just got it over the mark, 6 times. Wet my pants too!! Lol and I kept saying I have so much fatigue why bother doing it. I know I'm bad atm so blowing in the machine caused more grief than results. Now the drt is at a loss as to why there was no significant difference. I know PsA has asthma and sinus problems associated with it, something to do with all the tendons and muscles around the rib cage. It tightens too much and restricts breathing. Bronchial asthma and Bronchial Pneumonia are a part of my life. Seems to be every winter when I'm flared and that goes for 7 years. Once you get a bit better and then better still, the fatigue will lift and you go about rehabilitating your lost muscles. And then patience again because if you go too hard, you start all over again. I was walking 5klm every day prior to this current flare. I'm hoping to do at least the block each day in the near future. Well that's my dream :-)