Psoriasis is a skin condition that has many different presentations and ranges from barely noticeable to severe. Usually it is associated with red, thickened and inflamed skin sometimes covered with silvery scales. Many people with psoriasis of the skin will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Those with nail abnormalities and scaling of the scalp due to their psoriasis are at higher risk. PsA causes inflammation, stiffness, pain and swelling of the joints,spine and attachments between bone and tendons. Joint deformities from PsA can develop quickly. This type of arthritis has many different presentations, and it can sometimes look just like rheumatoid arthritis.Effective treatments are available that alleviate symptoms from both PsA and skin psoriasis.
Choosing Your San Antonio Psoriatic Arthritis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Psoriatic Arthritis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.