Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms
Psoriatic arthritis is caused by the autoimmune disease psoriasis.
Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include dry, scaly, silver patches of
skin combined with joint pain and destructive changes in the feet, hands,
knees, and spine.
Summery of Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms
- Joint swelling and joint pain (arthritis)
- Usually of the fingers and toes, but other joints can be affected
- Wrist pain,
- knee pain,
- hip pain,
- elbow pain,
- ankle pain
- Pain and swelling at the site of attachment of tendons to bone
- The Achilles tendon is often involved
Since psoriatic arthritis is a condition caused by psoriasis the symptoms
can include all of the symptoms of psoriasis such as scaly skin, skin
Psoriatic arthritis is a serious condition that can effect joints on one
side of the body or both. It is more likely to effect the fingers and toes
more than other joints with the hands and feet not far behind. It can also
cause spondylitis which effects mostly the lower back by causing
inflammation between the vertebrae.
Psoriatic arthritis can also develop tendonitis (inflammation of the
tendons). It can cause a specific type of tendonitis where the tendon meets
the bone (enthesopathy). This can be very painful especially when if affects
the Achilles tendon in the heel of the foot.