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Docs Missing Psoriatic Arthritis Because No Dactylitis?

Docs Missing Psoriatic Arthritis Because No Dactylitis?

I am wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis without any dactylitis? I have fought 'athletes foot' and toe nail issues for years. Fungus never showed up in cultures. Recently had a rash on that foot and saw a dermatologist who told me I was not dealing with athletes foot but with Psoriasis. When I told her I have had sore joints recently she suggested PSA could be a concern. Two Rheums said they don't think so because I don't have swollen tender joints. However, I… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have psoriatic arthritis and don’t have dactylitis. Never have it in the 3 years I have had arthritis. I get swelling in my whole hands or feet but mostly when symptoms are worsening or they swell bad in the summer heat.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yeah but still could be osteo with that data and still needs a plan of treatment and care. Damage to joints and connective tissue should be addressed.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes...I was about 8 years ago.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis specifically due to the fact that I had psoriasis and was having significant pain in my feet when walking. I did not have swollen or tender joints. But I did have enthesis in the form of Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis. After 40 years, that continues to be the hardest area to control. But now I have the same issues with my hands.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

My psoriatic arthritis was first diagnosed by a rheumatologist based on my history of psoriasis, my family hostory of rheumatoid arthritis, and the generalised pain in the bottom of my feet. My achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis was first diagnosed by my PCP and I was referred to a podiatrist that confirmed the diagnosis. The rheumatologist then said it was due to enthesitis as it is chronic.

posted 6 months ago
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