Chronic Skin and Nail Disease
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis linked with psoriasis, a chronic skin and nail disease. It causes red, scaly rashes and thick, pitted fingernails. The skin condition psoriasis may start before or after the arthritis. Symptoms can happen a bit differently in each person. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis may include:
- Inflamed, swollen, and painful joints, often in the fingers and toes
- Deformed joints from chronic inflammation
The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis can look like other health conditions. Make sure to see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis. There is no cure for psoriatic arthritis. However, you can reduce your symptoms. This includes sticking to your treatment plan.