At Comprehensive Arthritis Care in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Board-Certified Rheumatologist Mohammad F. Ali, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating psoriatic arthritis, among other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune connective tissue diseases, and pain disorders of the muscles and bones. To find out more about the treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis, call the office to schedule your consultation or use the online booking feature today, which is fast and easy.
Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a condition that causes swelling and pain in the joints and scaly patches on the skin. It usually occurs in people who have psoriasis. If someone has psoriasis, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will develop psoriatic arthritis.
The joint pain caused by psoriatic arthritis is usually associated with swelling and pain, especially in the toes, ankles, fingers, and knees. If you have PA, you might also experience back or neck pain and stiffness, which can limit your mobility.
Psoriatic arthritis affects both men and women, and the age of onset is between 30 and 55 years, but it can begin as early as childhood.
Psoriatic arthritis occurs when your body's immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue. The immune response causes inflammation in your joints and the overproduction of skin cells.
At Comprehensive Arthritis Care you can get treatment for psoriatic arthritis as well as:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involves inflammation in the lining of joints which causes warmth, low mobility, swelling, and joint pain. RA is a disease of the immune system.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It relates to the changes in cartilage and bone. These changes can lead to stiffness, swelling, pain, and limitations in mobility.
Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden and severe episodes of tenderness, redness, warmth, joint swelling, and pain. It can affect one joint at a time, but it can become chronic and affect several joints simultaneously.
Additional treated diseases outside of Arthritis include:
Lupus is an immune system disease affecting joints, skin, kidneys, blood, and other body parts. The immune system produces antibodies that attack the body's tissues. It is an inflammatory condition that can be chronic.
At Comprehensive Arthritis Care, Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Ali, provides the diagnosis and treatment for all individuals 16 years and up with psoriatic arthritis and other types of arthritis, autoimmune connective tissue diseases, and pain disorders of the muscles and bones.
To learn more about the treatments available, call the office to schedule a psoriatic arthritis consultation or use the online booking feature to make an appointment today.