Could you have psoriatic arthritis? Know the signs.
If you have psoriasis or a family history of psoriasis and you are experiencing joint pain and swelling, you could have psoriatic arthritis, a serious disease that may lead to joint destruction and disability. Symptoms you should watch for »
About Psoriatic Arthritis
Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.
Psoriatic arthritis can develop at any time, but it most commonly appears between the ages of 30 and 50. Genes, the immune system and environmental factors are all believed to play a role in the onset of the disease.
Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis are critical to relieve pain and inflammation and help prevent progressive joint damage.
Symptoms and diagnosis
Psoriatic arthritis can develop slowly with mild symptoms, or it can develop quickly and be severe. Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis can help prevent or limit extensive joint damage that occurs in later stages of the disease. Read more about psoriatic arthritis symptoms and diagnosis »
Treatment for psoriatic arthritis can relieve pain, reduce swelling, help keep joints working properly and possibly prevent further joint damage. Learn more about psoriatic arthritis treatments »
Types of psoriatic arthritis
There are five types of psoriatic arthritis: symmetric, asymmetric, distal interphalangeal predominant (DIP), spondylitis and arthritis mutilans. Learn more about the different types of psoriatic arthritis »
Living well with psoriatic arthritis
As a person living with psoriatic arthritis, it's important to pay attention to the impact of your disease—physical and emotional, and skin and joints—as well as various means to address them. More information on living with psoriatic arthritis »
Find the right doctor
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease that makes selecting a doctor for long-term care one of the most important decisions you will make. You are doing more than picking a doctor: You are forming a team to manage your health. Learn how to find the right doctor »