Psoriatic Arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis which tends to occur in patients with skin psoriasis but can occur in the absence of skin psoriasis. PsA commonly affects large joints of the lower extremities, but can also present in small joints of hands and feet as well as the spine and sacroiliac joints. PsA can affect other organ systems including the eye, nails, and gastrointestinal system. If left untreated, PsA can lead to irreversible joint damage and deformity and significantly impact the quality of life. Early treatment is essential to avoid permanent damage to joints as well as protect other body systems from chronic systemic inflammation.
If psoriatic arthritis is impacting your quality of life, don’t hesitate to find relief. It’s time to reach out to Southland Rheumatology Center and schedule your first appointment with our team today.
Here at Southland Rheumatology Center, our board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Veena Nayak, and her experienced team of licensed clinicians will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for Psoriatic Arthritis, utilizing a multimodal approach that includes effective targeted medicine combined with an integrated approach of pain relieving techniques, dietary modification, and supplements, as well as physical therapy when applicable. This will be done after completing a thorough evaluation of your medical history, and physical examination, and with the use of state-of-the-art diagnostic blood tests and imaging technology.
Yes! Southland Rheumatology Center is proud to accept insurance, and many patients are able to receive coverage for their psoriatic arthritis treatment. Please visit our Insurancepage to view our list of accepted providers -- if you don’t see your provider listed, we encourage you to give us a call and discuss your options with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Yes! Physical therapy is an absolute essential part of your recovery, as much as any other part of your treatment plan. Our physical therapist is here to collaborate with your rheumatologist and offer you tailor-made care at every step of the way.
At Southland Rheumatology Center, we make it as simple as possible for you to get back to living your life the way you love to live it. Just use our online scheduling tool to make your appointment, and please feel free to call us at 708-283-2600 with any questions you have prior to your visit. We’re here to help.