It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Arthritis Message Board

Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 14
s'nick HB User
Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

How is psoriatic arthritis diagnosed? What is the difference between it and regular osteoarthritis? Thanks for any info.

A lifetime isn't nearly long enough to figure out what it is all about.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-18-2006, 10:59 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 463
adamace1 HB User
Re: Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

About 95% of those with psoriatic arthritis have swelling in joints outside the spine, and more than 80% of people with psoriatic arthritis have nail lesions. The course of psoriatic arthritis varies, with most doing reasonably well. Symptoms include:

Silver or grey scaly spots on the scalp, elbows, knees and/or lower end of the spine.
Pitting of fingernails/toenails
Pain and swelling in one or more joints
Swelling of fingers/toes that gives them a "sausage" appearance

osteoarthritis= wear and tear

Old 12-19-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 330
Ronnied HB UserRonnied HB User
Talking Re: Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis


Had to put a note in after reading your posts. I have psoriatic arthritis and it varies in many ways from Rheumatoid and Osteo, but all have the same outcome. My joints in my fingers, knees, elbows, toes and my spine have all deteriorated in the past two years, since having psoriassis. I am now registered disabled and find the disease very frustrating and annoying. Osteo is simply wear and tear, whereby Rheumatoid and Psoriatic are inflammatory diseases. I take immunosuppressants, painkillers and have just had depro medrone steroid injection to make me feel better for christmas. Psoriatic arthritis is not to be taken lightly, some people get it midly others, much more seriously. It doesn't go, they just try hard to make it better for you. If you have any more questions please post, I will try to help.


Old 03-19-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bucks
Posts: 3
thinkerbell72 HB User
Re: Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

when you say

'simply' wear and tear you make it sound 'non painful' infact it is horrific! unless my doc has diagnosed me wrongly of course!

Old 03-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,704
taape HB Usertaape HB User
Re: Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

Osteo Arthritis is from wear and tear (rubbing, pressure) on the joints, it's not an immune disorder like RA and the other mentioned. Osteo arthritis can be very painful and disabling. The medications that work on immune disorder type arthritis don't usually work on arthritis from worn out joints but you can still try antiinflammatory meds and other pain killers.

Old 04-10-2007, 12:49 PM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rudolph, WI USA
Posts: 1
Joannies HB User
Re: Difference between arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

Hi, I'm Joannie. I have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I see you have the same. I have been in alot of pain and so sick, am not used to be laid up like this. Thanks.

Last edited by moderator2; 04-10-2007 at 01:03 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Help with psoriatic arthritis, Sacroiliitis, and pain meds please! absmom Arthritis 18 06-15-2011 01:16 PM
medrol dose packs for psoriatic arthritis grover1166 Arthritis 4 04-02-2008 06:38 PM
a question regarding psoriatic arthritis timlovett1 Arthritis 6 03-27-2008 07:17 PM
Psoriatic arthritis MomwithMS Lupus 0 12-30-2004 05:31 PM
Psoriatic Arthritis hisdestiny63 Arthritis 1 09-01-2004 06:54 PM
Scoriatic Arthritis MelJuliette Arthritis 4 08-24-2004 01:35 PM
psoriatic arthritis abbygirl2 Arthritis 37 08-08-2004 09:10 PM
Psoriatic Arthritis & TMJ redruth TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 3 12-04-2003 07:17 AM
Psoriatic Arthritis - close to a cure? Dorescore Arthritis 6 04-25-2003 02:42 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:07 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!