Are there benefits I can claim?
The best place to find out all the latest information is by visiting the Direct Gov website , where you will find out what you have to do to make a claim.
Can surgery help improve my mobility in my wrists, finger joints, back etc?
Surgery is not often needed in psoriatic arthritis, although sometimes operations are necessary to repair damaged tendons and in more severe cases joints may need to be replaced. However, if psoriasis is present in the skin around the affected joint some surgeons are wary about performing a surgical procedure.
Taking both a steroid and aspirin can greatly increase your risk of developing a stomach ulcer. If you take this combination of medicines it is commonly advised that you also take a medicine to reduce the acid in your stomach. The aim is to prevent the serious complication of a bleeding stomach ulcer from developing. PPIs are a group (class) of medicines that work on the cells that line the stomach, reducing the production of acid. They include esomeprazole , lansoprazole , omeprazole , pantoprazole and rabeprazole . They come in various different brand names. One of these will normally be advised if you take a steroid and aspirin.