The autoimmune disease can cause stiff, swollen, painful joints, as well as changes to the fingernails. This painful condition can affect any joint in the body, but most often it impacts the fingers and toes, as well as the ankles, knees, wrists, and lower back or spine. Because many symptoms of psoriatic arthritis aren't so easy to spot joint pain, fatigueit is often referred to as an "invisible" disease.
Paronychia is a nail disease that is an often tender bacterial or fungal infection of the hand or foot, where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or toenail. The infection can start suddenly acute paronychia or gradually chronic paronychia. The skin typically presents as red, itchy, and hot, along with intense pain.
Pain is a very personal experience, one that you can feel but others cannot see. It is common in MS and can limit your ability to do things that you enjoy. Some types of pain are a direct result of MS and are caused by damage to nerves in the central nervous system.
Arthritis is often referred to as an invisible disease because the inflammation and pain that affect the joints are often difficult to see. But some conditions that accompany different forms of arthritis may not be so invisible, because they affect our largest and most visible organ: our skin. For example, a red or purplish rash across the cheeks and bridge of the nose often occurs in people with lupus, and the scaly skin of psoriasis is present in almost all people with psoriatic arthritis.
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled lump that lies under the surface of the skin. It is often painless, but--depending on its location--it may cause enough discomfort to need treatment. Ganglion cysts occur most frequently on the joints and tendons of the wrist.
Pressure sores are areas of skin damage resulting from a lack of blood flow due to pressure. Pressure sores often result from pressure combined with pulling on the skin, friction, and moisture, particularly over bony areas. Frequent repositioning and meticulous care of the skin are the best ways to prevent pressure sores.
It connects two rows of these bones - the proximal row closer to the forearm and the distal row closer to the hand. This connection puts it at extra risk for injury Figure 1. Visit a hand surgeon as soon as possible if you think you might have fractured your wrist.
Multiple sclerosis MS can be very painful. So for many people with MS, it's difficult to believe that as recently as the s, MS was considered a painless condition. In fact, it's estimated that around 80 percent of people with MS experience pain related to their disease at some point in their life.
If you have swelling, stiffness and tenderness at the base of your thumb, or have been diagnosed with thumb osteoarthritis, these exercises are for you! If the base of your thumb really hurts, try acupressure as a simple home remedy. Using the thumb and index finger from your opposite hand, apply firm pressure for seconds to the webbing between your thumb and pointer finger.