Entries in arthritis (2)


Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful inflammation in and around your joints. It usually affects people who already have psoriasis, a skin condition that causes a red, scaly rash, especially on your elbows, knees, back, buttocks and scalp.

 Your joint hurts for two reasons:

  1. Your nerve endings are irritated by the chemicals produced by the inflammation.
  2. The capsule is stretched by the swelling in your joint. When the inflammation goes down, the capsule remains stretched and can’t hold your joint in its proper position. This can make your joint unstable and painful.

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Leg Length Inequality

A leg length inequality can be a significant cause of pain. The most common causes of leg length inequality are spinal scoliosis, a surgically repaired leg fracture, hip or knee replacement, hip arthritis, Bone Diseases (Dysplasias), or a developmental Bone Infection.

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