Psoriatic Arthritis 101
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis associated with the chronic skin condition psoriasis. Mild cases of psoriatic arthritis affect only a few joints, namely those in the fingers and the toes. More severe cases can include the spine, marked by stiffness, pain, and a burning sensation.
Whether you have psoriasis and are suffering from joint pain you suspect might be psoriatic arthritis, or if you have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, we’ll provide you with the information you need to protect your joints and maintain a healthy and active life.
Psoriatic Arthritis is a condition that works deep within the body to cause joint pain. Take an interactive tour of the condition featuring medical-quality images and 3-D animations with Healthline’s Bodies in Motion tool.
While topical medications may help with inflamed skin, they do nothing to treat the joint pain caused by psoriatic arthritis. Learn the differences between topical and superficial treatments and compare them to drugs that target inflammation of the joints.