About psoriatic arthritis

Definition of psoriatic arthritis – Psoriatic (sor’e-at’ik) arthritis is a long-term inflammatory condition that attacks your skin on the outside and your joints on the inside.1,2 

Psoriatic arthritis affects everyone differently. Some people experience mild psoriatic arthritis with only a few joints involved, which occasionally flares to cause worse symptoms. For others the disease can be severe. Over time joint involvement increases and can result in permanent joint damage if it isn’t diagnosed early and effectively managed.1–3

If you’ve been hit by swollen, stiff and painful joints as well as skin symptoms, you could have psoriatic arthritis.1-2 Complete the psoriatic arthritis symptom checker and then talk to your doctor about your results.

  1. American College of Rheumatology. Psoriatic arthritis. Available at: www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Psoriatic_Arthritis/ [Last accessed: November 2017].
  2. Fitzgerald, O. 2013. Psoriatic arthritis. In: Firestein, GS, et al. Kelley’s Textbook of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 1232–1268.
  3. Gladman DD. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64:ii14–ii17.