Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriasis is a chronic condition that is related to the immune system. It occurs when the immune system is overactive causing inflammation that speeds up the growth of the skin cells. This often results in the formation of scales, plaques or lesions on the skin that can be itchy and painful.2

Psoriasis is more than just skin

The inflammation that causes Psoriasis can sometimes impact joints too, putting people with Psoriasis at a high risk of developing painful and stiff joints, a condition called Psoriatic Arthritis.3
Psoriatic Arthritis typically develops around 5 to 12 years after Psoriasis begins, but some people may not have skin symptoms till the joint symptoms start.4

If you have Psoriasis, you may be at risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis. Here are some early signs:2

Swollen toes

Swollen toes and fingers

Swollen Joints

Swollen joints and painful tendons

Psoriatic Arthritis - Nail pitting

Nail pitting

Unhide Psoriasis - stiffness and restricted movements

Stiffness/restricted movements

Take the PEST test to know your risk5
Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis occurs most often in fingers and toes.

Learn more about the early signs and symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms
Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

Can Psoriatic Arthritis be treated?

Various treatment options are available to manage Psoriatic Arthritis

Learn more about the treatment options to manage Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

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Talk to a Dermatologist about Psoriatic Arthritis.

References

  1. Rech J, et al. Rheumatol Adv Pract 2020 Jul 10;4(2):rkaa033.
  2. Arthritis Foundation. Psoriatic Arthritis. Available [Online] at: https://www.arthritis.org/diseases/psoriatic-arthritis Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  3. National Psoriasis Foundation. About Psoriatic Arthritis. Available [Online] at: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriatic-arthritis/ Accessed on 19 May 2021.
  4. WebMd.Psoriatic Arthritis stages and progression. Available [Online] at: https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis-stages Accessed on 3rd June 2021.
  5. Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST). Available [online] at URL: http://www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?id=1655&itemtype=document. Accessed on March 18, 2020.