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PSA SYMPTOMS

PSA SYMPTOMS

I have been having terrible achilles tendon pain for 2 weeks now. I went to a sports medicine Dr on the 28th,and he diagnosed me with Achilles tendinitis and a heel spur. He has me sleeping with a night splint, some exercises and told me to take ibuprofen for pain and come back in 4 weeks. I asked to be tested for PSA, but he said he didn’t think that was my issue.

I was starting to walk better, but then 4 days ago, I woke up with ankle pain and swelling. I went to my PCP and asked to be tested… read more

posted August 9
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Sounds more like plantar fasceitis (sp?) and while many bone, joint and connective tissue issues (including in the eye) can be part of PsA, it is actually fairly rare initially. That said, to the best of my knowledge, there remains no specific diagnostic test- lab or other- that definitively can diagnose PsA. Which is, of course, frustrating for the practitioners as well. There are currently about 150 types of rheumatology-based diseases. Not much help but it's how we live. God bless you and yours.

posted August 14
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

I have had bouts of plantar's fascitis, with pain in my heel or along the bottom of the foot. My doctor recommended wearing shoes in the house that have a supportive arch & heel base, & to avoid walking barefoot. Whenever I have those pains start, I put on my indoor sneakers & that alleviates the pain. Not sure this will help you, but worth trying.

posted August 10
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

That is almost exactly my story. It started completely in my Achilles heel ( had a lump the size of a golf all)
Spread to my feet. At one point they put me in a cast for a stress fracture, even though there was no evidence of one in the X-rays. Ugh. I was living in China and couldn’t find a rheumotologist. But I saw one as soon as I got home and voila, it was PsA. I will say though, my feet were warm to the touch and I had a small spot of skin psoriasis on my ankle, so there were clues. See a rheumotologist if you can

posted August 10
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

🦶🏻I think Podiatry may be an Ancient Art Form....🦶🏻

posted August 10
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Thank you! My joints are not warm to the touch, but that is about the only symptom I don’t have. I am trying to get a referral to a rheumatologist, but they keep saying they don’t think I have PSA and they don’t give me the referral. So frustrating!

posted August 10

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