Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis.

Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, which may flare and subside. Many people with the condition are affected by morning stiffness. Even mild skin psoriasis can have a significant degree of arthritis.

Treatment may include medication to reduce inflammation, steroid injections, or joint replacement surgery.

A form of arthritis that affects some people who have the skin condition psoriasis.
  • arthritis psoriatica

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Common

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

Emergency room visit recommended in severe cases

Family history may increase likelihood

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