Posted Tue 7 Jan 2020 3.53pm by meandmypsa
Here's a great Christmas present (a bit delayed): pain in the left knee, out of the blue on 30th December, and ongoing. My GP thinks it is psoriatic arthritis. What do you think?
– The pain started in the hip and rapidly descended to the knee, where it has been slowly getting worse. This was seriously getting me down until I started with ibuprofen gel today.
– I have had psoriasis-type flakey skin behind my knees almost all year. It spread to other places, but I have driven it back, almost completely, with hydrocortisone.
– I have a long history of minor psoriasis – decades, in fact.
– I also get arthritic pains in the base of my thumbs, and some of my finger joints are looking a bit out of shape (although there is no psoriasis on the hands).
I am on ibuprofen gel (on knee) for pain relief, and hydrocortisone to tackle the superficial psoriasis on the knee and therefore, hopefully, inside the knee.
I'm 90% sure this is psoriatic arthritis. Any other suggestions welcome.
Posted Sat 11 Jan 2020 4.10am by Sally8888 (edited Sat 11 Jan 2020 4.10am by Sally8888)
Did they do any bloodwork? There are inflammatory markers such as c protein or esr.
Posted Sat 11 Jan 2020 11.52pm by meandmypsa
Not so far. Thanks for that.