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The most common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Psoriatic arthritis is linked with skin and nail psoriasis.
You'll be referred to a rheumatologist if a GP thinks you have psoriatic arthritis. You may have blood tests, a joint fluid test and some scans.
Psoriatic arthritis can be treated with medicines that help relieve the symptoms. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy may also help.
Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight may help relieve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
Psoriatic arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking healthy joint tissue. Some people with psoriasis will get psoriatic arthritis.
Psoriatic arthritis is a long-term condition that causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness and is linked with skin and nail psoriasis.
Page last reviewed: 05/09/2023
Next review due: 05/09/2026