Managing Arthritis In Dublin, Ireland
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a long-term inflammatory joint disease that may cause swollen and painful joints, skin lesions, and fatigue. If you are one of the many people who suffer from PsA, you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be.
Thankfully, there are treatments available to help manage PsA and improve your quality of life.
Dublin Physical & Chiropractic offers a variety of treatments specifically designed to help those with Psoriatic Arthritis. We have years of experience in helping people just like you get relief from their symptoms.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.
What Is The Cause Of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)?
Psoriatic arthritis is an immune-related illness. PsA is believed to be a genetic disease that triggers the body’s immune system to attack healthy tissue, causing inflammation and damage in multiple areas of the body, including joints and skin.
Psoriatic arthritis affects about 30 percent of people with psoriasis (a common skin condition).
Psoriasis causes patches of red, scaly skin. Psoriatic arthritis is more common in people who have a family history of the disease.
What Are The Risk Factors?
There are two main risk factors, along with having psoriasis:
- Age: Psoriatic arthritis typically occurs between the ages of 30 to 35.
- A family history of psoriatic arthritis.
What Are The Symptoms Of Psoriatic Arthritis?
The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis can vary from person to person and change over time. Some people may experience only mild symptoms while others may have severe PsA.
Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness of the joints. Psoriatic Arthritis can affect any part of your body including:
PsA may also cause fatigue, a low-grade fever, and changes in mood.
How Is Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosed?
There is no definitive test for diagnosing psoriatic arthritis. A doctor will likely ask about your medical history and do a physical examination. He or she may also order tests such as:
- Blood tests (to check for inflammation)
- X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to look at the affected joints and tendons.
Psoriatic arthritis is often misdiagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout because they share many of the same symptoms.
It is important to see a doctor who is familiar with PsA and can make an accurate diagnosis.
We Help People With Psoriatic Arthritis In Dublin, Ireland
Suffering from psoriatic arthritis? You’re not alone.
Millions of people around the world suffer from psoriatic arthritis, and our team of experts specializes in providing an optimal treatment plan for this condition. We offer a range of evidence-based innovative treatment options that have helped many people achieve relief from their symptoms.
Our treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical interventions, and are tailored to you. You can be confident that we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you manage your psoriatic arthritis.
How Do We Help Psoriatic Arthritis
We use a combination of chiropractic, physical therapy, and other treatment modalities that are highly effective in Psoriatic Arthritis.
A chiropractor will evaluate your spine, joints, tendons, and ligaments to determine if there is a misalignment of the vertebrae or injury to any of the components that make up the spine. Psa often affects areas such as the lower back, shoulder, and neck.
If there is misalignment or injury to these structures, a chiropractor will use a series of manual adjustments in an effort to restore alignment and improve mobility. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with PsA and improve mobility.
Physical Therapy Care
A physical therapist uses a variety of techniques to help reduce pain and inflammation associated with PsA, as well as improve strength and flexibility in joints that have been affected by PsA.
Physical therapy can include stretching, exercise therapy, massage therapy, and laser therapy.
Laser Therapy For Psoriatic Arthritis
We use a Class IV laser at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic. It is highly effective for reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation of arthritic joints, to allow freedom of movement and improved range of motion.
Laser therapy is also effective for skin conditions.
Laser therapy uses light therapy to increase cellular activity, speed up the recovery process, and promote cellular regeneration.
Visit Us In Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland
Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.
Our office is located just outside the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.
Book An Appointment Today
Our experienced team is here to help, with a wide range of evidence-based treatment options, talk to a member of our team today or schedule an appointment online.