the Effects of
Psoriatic Arthritis
on the Body

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in about fifteen percent of people with psoriasis.


Damage to the joints in the fingers can cause pain and stiffness, making everyday tasks difficult. Read more

Flexibility and strength may be improved through low impact exercise like walking. Exercising in the water can take the stress off the knees. Read more

Inflammation of psoriatic arthritis can cause troubling elbow pain. Read more

Rough, red patches form on the skin and can take on a scaly appearance. The skin may be itchy and tender to the touch, but topical treatment may provide relief. Read more

Psoriasis can wreak havoc on finger and toenails, giving them a rough appearance. Read more

Visual skin problems, along with chronic pain, can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Read more

Neck and back pain are common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. During active inflammation, it may be difficult to turn your neck and bend your spine. Read more

A common sore spot for people with psoriatic arthritis is the foot. Pain and stiffness of the heels and soles can make walking a challenge. Good shoe inserts may alleviate some stress on the foot. Read more

Swelling in the shoulders not only hurts, it can interfere with range of motion and make reaching difficult. Read more

Flakes of dry skin in your hair may be due to patches of psoriasis on your scalp. Read more

Joint inflammation causes wear and tear on cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Exercise can help build muscle strength. Read more

Psoriatic Arthritis in the Hands
Weak in the Knees
Elbow Pain
Scaly Skin
Rough Nails
Emotional Health
Spine and Neck Pain
Foot Problems
Shoulder Swelling
Flakey Scalp
Weak Muscles