Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritic inflammation that occurs in about 15 percent of patients who have a skin rash called psoriasis. This particular arthritis can affect any joint in the body, and symptoms vary from person to person. Research has shown that persistent inflammation from psoriatic arthritis can lead to joint damage. Fortunately, available treatments are effective for most people.
Early diagnosis is important to avoid damage to joints.
Psoriatic arthritis can occur in people without skin psoriasis, particularly in those who have relatives with psoriasis.
Physical activity helps maintain joint movement.