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Ways to relieve Psoriatic Arthritis pain are within reach at Encinitas, CA specialist’s office

Treat Psoriatic Arthritis Pain in Encinitas Area

Rheumatological diseases often have similar or overlapping symptoms. So, it is important to select a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions affecting the muscles, joints, tendons, and bones. Many types of arthritis and systemic autoimmune diseases cause pain. But a Board-certified rheumatologist such as Dr. Peter Lloyd can accurately pinpoint the source of your symptoms, to treat psoriatic arthritis pain in Encinitas, CA at the office of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center.

Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) pain is characterized by:

  • Persistent, flu-like body aches
  • Nerve pain around the spine that radiates to the toes and skull
  • Tenderness in the foot where the tendons and ligaments attach to the bones, especially at the back of the heels and soles of the feet
  • Low-back pain (spondylitis), due to the inflammation of joints between the vertebrae of the spine, and between the spine and pelvis

Additional symptoms may include:

  • Skin rashes – After all, it is estimated up to 30 percent of patients with the skin condition, psoriasis, will develop PsA and, sometimes, the arthritis symptoms precede the skin problems.
  • Swelling — Parts of the fingers and toes may appear sausage-like.
  • Fatigue – Some days, the exhaustion is worse than the pain.
  • Nail changes, such as pitting

And, while these types of pain and other symptoms can often accompany PsA, they can present with other autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and gout. Dr. Lloyd uses his specialized expertise and onsite technologies to better understand the cause of your symptoms.

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Traditional therapies have generally been characterized as providing symptom-relief (such as NSAIDS) or halting the progression of the disease over time (such as DMARDs, biologics), Dr. Lloyd’s patients have also benefited from an integrative approach. So, some of the ways they have experienced relief from PsA pain include:

  • Exercise loosens joints and tendons, keeping them limber and reducing inflammation. Muscle-building activities help to ease the stress on joints. Walking in 10-minute intervals, or low-impact cycling, yoga, and aquatic exercise relax sore muscles and improve range of motion.
  • Protect joints by completing activities of daily living and work tasks ergonomically; avoid strain by adjusting how containers and doors are opened, or heavy objects are moved.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight with appropriate physical activities (and with healthy nutrition) also helps to lift the pressure placed on joints and heightens mobility. Some medications tend to work more effectively among patients whose weight falls within a healthy range. Additionally, Dr. Lloyd can advise on whole foods, vitamins and minerals, and herbal supplements that help to improve the pain of PsA and accompanying inflammation.

The sooner Dr. Lloyd gets your PsA under control, the greater the odds that the disease will not progress and cause additional damage to joints or cause other complications. PsA patients are at greater risk of developing comorbidities, such as heart disease, diabetes, and Crohn’s disease. Call 760-509-2429 to schedule your appointment at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA.

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Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist with exceptional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other rheumatologic diseases. He earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago. He completed his rheumatology fellowship training at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. At his facility Seaside Rheumatology, he treats his patients using the latest technology and medical developments. Due to his impeccable academic records, modern approach to treatments and compassionate patient care, he is valued as one of the best rheumatologists in the Rheumatology field.

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I have been seeing Dr. Lloyd for about a year now. He has a kind demeanor and great sense of humor. Even on my bad days, it’s a pleasure going to appointments. His knowledge of the human condition is vast and impressive. He knows how to effectively ease discomfort with an ability to make you feel comfortable in moments of vulnerability. In his care, my pain and suffering is significantly diminished. I am grateful and appreciative of him and the help he has given me since the day I walked into his practice. I highly recommend Dr. Lloyd as a professional and as a doctor of Rheumatology. Shawnie D. BY Shawnie D.
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