I would welcome any advice as I am a newbie. I hadn’t had psoriasis to my knowledge. My dad had mild psoriasis. I was treated for 4 years with steroids after PMR diagnosis. Eventually I stopped steriods but was left with a problem stiff swollen knee, shoulder stiffness and weakness and slightly swollen two fingers. By time I saw consultant my ESR was going up.. he saw erythema in my scalp and diagnosed PsA.
I have been taking Methotrexate for 6 weeks, with minimal problems but my knee is getting worse. I didn’t expect it to get better but I am concerned that it’s now double the size of my other, difficult to move or bend and is impacting on me getting up from a sitting position, stairs and general walking. Had an x ray this week which show slight wear and tear but I am 56 so that seems normal. I did it painful when I lie in bed and it just feels warm and sore.
I have done a self referral to physiotherapy but I don’t know if this is a flare and what I should be doing to help it!
Sorry post is so long. Any advice welcome