If you have psoriasis and arthritis can it be concluded that you have PsA ? I was diagnosed w/psoriasis recently and 2 yrs ago osteoarthritis... so could this be a wrong diagnosis on my arthritis and I actually have PsA ????? Would like for medical professional to respond please... my pain is severe in spine , wrist, and ribcage....no knees or ankles....hip sometimes (only 1) and fingers swell ???
Agree with above answers. There are other conditions that run alongside this autoimmune problem like ankylosing spondylitis ) and it is possible to have osteoarthritis or RA in addition to PSA)... so Rheumatologist can give accurate do after an exam and some bloodwork.
Rheumatologist really needs to answer that question. I was diagnosed with both many years ago, but it did turn out that I had PsA. Although in order for you to receive the correct medication for the condition, you need the correct diagnosis.
Terri is right a rheumatologist should be asked. I have a rheumatologist and she tells me that I have both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. My knee hurts and I saw a surgeon who thinks I will need a knee replacement soon. He thinks my knee is not related to my psoriatic arthritis. It is an old sport injury and it has caused me to lose all the cartilage in my knee. Uh, so much to consider. Good luck!
Terri thank you....would like for you to look at 2 videos I posted...very short....think you will enjoy 🙂