** Originally posted by lambren **
Last year I was diagnosed with end stage osteoarthritis of my right hip, thought to be cause by hip deformity as a child I had Leggs-Perthes Disease which can damage the hip joint during its active stage. Hip replacement is not an option at this time due to other concerns (age & weight).
I have had problems with psoriasis all my life but this past year has been the worst. Recently I was told I have PsA in my other joints. Could the hip problem be PsA?
The last few days have been in agony. The only thing I have for pain is oxycodone which is of no help. I wake up stiff and in pain and walking makes the pain worse. Walking is also very painful due to the psoriasis is on the bottom of my feet.
I am waiting for my insurance to approve Humira, but they are draging their feet. Will the Humira help all joint pain?
Thanks for any replies. This board has been so helpful to me in the short time I have been reading. Everyone has been so nice and just knowing I am not alone with the struggles of P (although it would be nice if there were a cure so none of had to go through this) has helped me so much.