Any part of the body can be affected by psoriatic arthritis and pain can range from mild to severe. If you are experiencing symptoms of psoriatic arthritis you should seek medical attention. Your doctor can run a variety of tests and provide you with a diagnosis. There are a variety of treatment options that can help control inflammation and prevent joint pain and disability.
People suffering from psoriasis can be affected by psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes red patches of skin with silvery scales on top and is usually developed before psoriatic arthritis. In some cases, joint problems can surface prior to skin lesions. Both conditions, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, can have periods of remission.
Three main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are…
- Joint, foot, or low back pain
- Joint stiffness
- Swelling of fingers, toes, and joints
So what causes psoriatic arthritis? When your body’s immune system starts to attack healthy tissues and cells psoriatic arthritis can occur. Inflammation of joints and overproduction of skin cells can be caused by an abnormal immune response. In some cases, an individual can have inherited the tendency to develop psoriatic arthritis. If so, psoriatic arthritis can be triggered by the environment around them or physical trauma. People suffering from psoriatic arthritis can be at risk of developing further complications.
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