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Onset of Arthritis?

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  • Posted By: engawa
  • March 25, 2009
  • 07:00 PM

Hello Forum,

I am a 33 year old male and have just been diagnosed with possible psoriasis from dermatologist. The psoriasis is so small that the derm. needs more evidence.

Yesterday I was washing my hand and noticed that I had 3 divots on my left middle fingernail.They were not deep as I can only see them with a reflection of light. However, they are still there.

In addition, my left middle finger joint (the middle joint) is a tiny bit bigger than my right hand. I thought nothing of this as I noticed this a year and a half ago and have no pain or stiffness. It is just hard and a bit bigger than the other side.

Not sure if this is a factor but about 10 years ago I used I used to be in pain when walking at times because my knee would be swelled with fluid. However, I was weightlifting a lot with my legs and running tons. Just thought I would add this in case.

My questions are:
Should I get checked out by a Rheumatoid Specialist in case this is something so I can catch it quickly?

Does this appear to be psoriatic arthritis?

Does divots in nail always mean psoriatic arthritis?

My derm. says to wait and see if anything else happens. However, I try my best to do the right things for my body so I tend to be overly proactive in my personal care.

Thanks a Bunch!

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