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.
- arthritis psoriatica
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
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