Hi all, I hope someone can help me, I will try to keep a long story short, but I've been suffering with joint pain due to psoriatic arthritis for about 6 years. I was working full time and nobody looked into the cause of my pain.
Every time I managed to get time off work to see a doctor, I would receive painkillers and that was that. Each doctor
seemed to address my pain as wear and tear even though I’m only 30. I recently had to quit my job as it was getting too hard for me to live and deal with the pain and exhaustion.
I've recently seen a rheumatologist and he says there is a 99.9% chance I have psoriatic arthritis. That this diagnosis would explain how I've been feeling for the last couple-few years. I'm just wondering if some people can share their symptoms
Can movement help?
My fingers and certain joints swell up and hurt after using them, also my hips after walking
and using them are really painful and I struggle to walk. I also seem to have these same body parts but hurt after inactivity or at random times.
Is this normal? As I’m struggling to find the right balance, I understand exercise is good but after walking my hips are really painful. I thought PsA pain was worse with inactivity?