When you have psoriatic arthritis, part of your immune system is overactive and creates inflammation in the joints and tendons. Genes and environmental factors are both thought to play a role in the onset of PsA.
Your best strategy against PsA is to recognize, diagnose and treat the disease early on. This could help to relieve pain and inflammation, while slowing – or stopping – progressive joint damage. Learn more about psoriatic arthritis »
If you have PsA, treatment is key in relieving pain, reducing swelling and in preventing joint damage. Learn more about psoriatic arthritis treatments »
Those living with psoriatic arthritis are at a higher risk of developing other conditions (comorbidities) including diabetes, heart disease and depression. Learn more about what the research says about the link between PsA and comorbidities »
Women with psoriatic arthritis, especially those planning to become pregnant orbreastfeeding, need to take extra considerations when treating their disease. Learn more about women and psoriatic arthritis »
Even with PsA, you can continue to have a full and active life. Learn helpful tips and coping strategies for some of the most common lifestyle concerns if you have psoriatic arthritis.
Last updated by the National Psoriasis Foundation