What Are The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis And Psoriatic Arthritis

by Jill Hunter Podiatry Paediatrics
Arthritis is the tenderness and swelling that mainly affects our joints. The major causes of this inflammation are chronic pain, stiffness and swelling that makes it difficult to move as well as stay active. Arthritis is classified into two types. They include Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis and. Major symptoms of these Arthritis types.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder, one of the major types of arthritis. It mainly occurs the cartilage connective tissue cushioning the bones wear down. Osteoarthritis is mostly found in older people and it has two types – primary Osteoarthritis and secondary Osteoarthritis. It causes bony changes, tendon deterioration and cartilage breakdown.

Primary Osteoarthritis: Primary Osteoarthritis affects thumbs, knees, spine, fingers, hips, and the great toes.

Secondary Osteoarthritis: Secondary Osteoarthritis mainly develops in damaged or injured joints. Injuries are related to sports-related & accidents.

Osteoarthritis symptoms
Major symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • It develops over months gradually
  • Pain & swelling
  • Pain occurs after stressing the joint (such as by lifting weight, walking or jumping)
  • A grinding sensation or crunching sound in affected joints
  • Changes in the joint shape, including bone spurs

Osteoarthritis is a common arthritis problem that can be recovered by proper heel pain or foot pain treatment.

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Psoriatic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is inflammatory arthritis that occurs when the immune system of our body works overtime, making inflammation throughout the body. In psoriatic arthritis mainly targets the joints & the places where ligaments and tendons attach to bones. People with psoriatic arthritis may have psoriasis that is a disease that causes scaly and red patches of skin. This arthritis may strike at any age. However, this is mostly found in between ages 30 and 50.

Psoriatic arthritis symptoms
The Psoriatic arthritis symptoms are classified into three types - Joint symptoms, skin symptoms & fatigue.

Joint symptoms:

  • Chronic joint pain and swelling (which appear warm and red to the touch).
  • Experiencing joint stiffness after sitting for a long time
  • Tenderness or chronic pain in your heel.

Skin symptoms:

  • Swelling of a finger or entire toe
  • Silver or red scaly spots on the skin (Known as psoriasis)
  • Pitting, detachment or ridges of toenails and fingernails

Other key symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Anaemia
  • Inflammation of the eye

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to Arthritis, call the professional foot podiatrist near you. He or she will prescribe the right medicine and best recovery tips.

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