When should I see a rheumatologist?
It is important to see a rheumatologist as soon as possible when you notice signs of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Common symptoms can include stiffness, pain, swelling and tenderness in the joints, tendons or ligaments. You may also experience swelling, fatigue and changes in the nails (such as separation from the nail bed, pitting or the appearance of a fungal infection). Untreated PsA can cause permanent joint damage.
Early diagnosis and treatment can help slow the disease and control symptoms. It can help keep your joints healthy, improve your range of movement, reduce your pain and tiredness, and prevent permanent joint damage.