Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis —
a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales. Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but joint problems can sometimes begin before skin patches appear.

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis.
Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and swelling, which may flare and subside. Many people with the condition are affected by morning stiffness. Even mild skin psoriasis can have a significant degree of arthritis.

Common Symptoms;

  • Swollen fingers and toes
  • Swelling of the knee joint or elbow or ankle joints
  • Stiffness of joints
  • Painful muscles and tendons
  • Spinal pain and stiffness
  • Pain, swelling, and weakness in your:
  • Hips knees ankles feet elbow hands wrists other joints
  • Swollen toes or fingers
  • Associated with scaly skin patches, which may get worse when joint pain flares up
  • Flaky scalp
  • Fatigue
  • Nail pitting
  • Separation of your nail from the nail bed
Symmetric psoriatic arthritis affects five or more joints on both sides of your body. Asymmetric affects less than five joints, but they can be on opposite sides. Psoriatic arthritis multilane deforms your joints. It can shorten affected fingers and toes. Distal Pisa causes pain and swelling in the end joints of your fingers and toes.