Psoriatic Arthritis and How is it Treated? Trudy is a 36-year-old female teacher with swelling"

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Trudy is a 36-year-old female teacher who has noticed recent swelling and pain in both long fingers as well as several puffy or swollen toes. She has a rash on her elbows that her doctor told her was probably psoriasis.

Trudy is quite concerned as she remembers her grandmother was very crippled with arthritis and she does not want to end up the same way.

Trudy wants to see an arthritis specialist as soon as possible to find out what lifestyle changes she can make and possible treatment options available to her. Trudy could possibly benefit from seeing an endocrinologist, a dermatologist, a physiotherapist and a nutritionist. She may also benefit from an exercise program involving yoga or pilates.

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