Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that causes certain people, who have a chronic skin condition called psoriasis along with joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Psoriasis is described as dense, inflamed red skin patches, which are frequently lined with silvery scales. Men and women are equally affected by this disease
• Pain, swelling and stiffness because of inflammation inside a joint.
• Joint stiffness
• Enthesitis (Entheses attach tendons and ligaments to bones )
• People with psoriatic arthritis can have swollen fingers or toes (dactylitis)
• Patches of red, raised skin, with white and silvery flakes.(Psoriasis)
Treatment of psoriatic arthritis can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, as well as other psoriasis symptoms. Some of these are just for symptoms, such as pain and swelling, while some can treat the condition itself and reduce its symptoms. People react differently to specific treatments, so you may need to try a few options to find what works for you.