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What exactly is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Updated on September 16, 2011

An explanation of Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that usually effects those that have Psoriasis - a skin condition that leaves rashes and reddish-white flaky patches. Psoriatic may start out only effecting a few joints such as your fingertips in the mild form of the condition. Further along in the condition it may spread to more joints and even your spine which can feel very disabling.

Although this type of arthritis comes along with Psoriatic, it may also come along with other conditions. Depending on the severity of your psoriatic arthritis, you may also have periods of remission that come from the flares of the disease.

Treatment is highly recommended so that your joints are not permanently damaged!

What's it like to have psoriatic arthritis?


This patient has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms
This patient has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms

In close - Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis symptoms you should immediately seek treatment as this conditioning can be very disabling. Your joints as well as your skin condition are at risk for both of these very serious health conditions.


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