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. Learn more about psoriatic arthritis »
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 »
Research continues to show a link between psoriasis and several other serious health conditions known as "comorbidities," such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression. About 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Read more about comorbidities »
Treating psoriatic arthritis in women requires extra considerations, especially if you are planning to become pregnant or are nursing. Learn more about women and psoriatic arthritis »
You can have a full and active life with psoriatic arthritis. Learn coping strategies for the most common lifestyle concerns for people with psoriatic arthritis.