What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the joints and where tendons and ligaments connect to bone. Like psoriasis, PsA is associated with related health conditions (comorbidities).
Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of PsA can prevent or limit the extensive joint damage that can occur in later stages of the disease.
- Tenderness, pain and swelling over tendons
- Swollen fingers and toes that sometimes resemble sausages
- Stiffness, pain, throbbing, swelling and tenderness in one or more joints
- Reduced range of motion
- Morning stiffness and tiredness
- Nail changes, such as pitting or separation from the nail bed
- Redness and pain of the eye (uveitis)
Finding the right treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can be complicated. You can find that treatment with the help of your health care provider, whether it’s your primary care physician or a specialist such as a dermatologist or a rheumatologist.
- Infliximab (Inflectra, Remicade, Renflexis)
- Simponi Aria