Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis — a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales. Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but the joint problems can sometimes begin before skin lesions appear. Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine.
HOW IS PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would diagnose these symptoms along with doing X-ray and scan for swelling and inflammation.
HOW IS PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS TREATED?
The treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis is done through moist heat or cold applications over the affected joints at least 2 times a day. If the condition does not show significant improvement, than oral medication can also be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
People suffering from this condition should indulge in exercise everyday to keep their joint in good shape. Mostly people between 30-50 years are affected with Psoriatic Arthritis.