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How does psoriatic arthritis impacts osteoarthritis of the spine?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Mar 2014
Question: I would like to know how psoriatic arthritis impacts osteoarthritis of the spine.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hello, In osteoarthritis there is degeneration of bone and inflammation of the bone tissue. In psoriatic arthritis there occurs calcification and stiffness of ligaments leading to restriction of movement. In short osteoarthritis causes pain but no deformity but psoriatic arthritis mainly causes deformity. If both are present, the spine becomes painful, weak and deformed. Let me know if you have any other doubts.
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (10 hours later)
If I am treating the psoriatic arthritis aggressively now and my rheumatologist says that it is early in the disease, might that make a difference in improving my spine even with the osteo? Thank you for your answers.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (13 hours later)
Brief Answer: keep exercising Detailed Answer: Hello An aggressive treatment against psoriatic arthritis will definitely help in osteoarthritis. Just remember to keep exercising so as keep the spine mobile and prevent contracture. Thank you
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (45 hours later)
Ok. So... For my final question, did my psoriatic arthritis CAUSE my osteoarthritis? (Thank you for your knowledgeable answers.)
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: Hello Yes, there is a possibility that psoriatic arthritis may lead to osteoarthritis. In psoriatic arthritis there is sclerosis which may lead to disuse atrophy and damage to bones hence leading to osteoarthritis. Take treatment for psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis will get resolved on its own. Thank you
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How does psoriatic arthritis impacts osteoarthritis of the spine?

Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hello, In osteoarthritis there is degeneration of bone and inflammation of the bone tissue. In psoriatic arthritis there occurs calcification and stiffness of ligaments leading to restriction of movement. In short osteoarthritis causes pain but no deformity but psoriatic arthritis mainly causes deformity. If both are present, the spine becomes painful, weak and deformed. Let me know if you have any other doubts.