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Sign and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

Before we go for the Sign and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis first we discuss know about the Psoriatic Arthritis and types of psoriatic arthritis.

What is psoriatic arthritis?

It is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. This causes the joints to become painful, stiff and often swollen. Generally people who have skin disease known as psoriasis are affected by psoriatic arthritis.

Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the major symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any part of your body, containing your fingertips and spine, and also can range from relatively mild to severe. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis both, disease flares may alternate with periods of remission.

Here we focus on controlling Sign and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and preventing damage to your joints.

What are the types of psoriatic arthritis?

  • Symmetric psoriatic arthritis: – In this you have pain in the joints like knee, hips, ankles, wrists on both sides of your body.
  • Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis: – It can occur in any joint, but it doesn’t affect same joints on both side of body.
  • Distal Interphalangeal Predominant (DIP):- It affects the distal joints that are the small joints closest to the nails on your hands and feet.
  • Spondylitis: – You will feel stiffness in your neck, lower back and sacroiliac joints.
  • Arthritis mutilans: – Little bones in your hands and possibly the neck and back break down, causing permanent deformity.

Sign and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Pain and stiffness in and around your joints.
  • Swelling in Joint
  • Pain in your feet
  • Back Pain
  • Stiffness when you wake up or sit for hours, it fades as you move
  • Nail separating from nail bed
  • Nails that are pitted
  • Red Skin Patches
  • Fatigue, which can be caused by the activity of the disease or the emotional effects of living with a long term condition.
  • Reduced Movement
  • Eye Pain
  • Anemia
  • Heel Pain
  • Swelling on the back of your leg above heel
  • Buttock pain, a stiff back or a stiff neck caused by inflammation in your spine.
  • Swollen finger or toes (dactylitis), caused by inflammation both in joint and tendons.
  • Finger deformities

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