Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

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Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

When you have psoriatic arthritis, you’re likely to experience symptoms of two different disorders at the same time: psoriasis and arthritis.

Psoriatic arthritis occurs when your the body’s immune system actually attacks healthy cells and tissue. Symptoms appear mainly in joints and the surface of the skin. These symptoms could include the following.

* Red patches of skin topped with silvery scales.

* Psoriatic arthritis can severely damage your joints.

* Fingers and toes may become chronically swollen, or even crooked and deformed. This may occur on both both sides of the body at once

* Pain in joints elsewere in the body, but especially in the back of your heels or soles of the feet.

* Affected joints may become red and warm to the touch.

* Back pain caused by inflammation in the spaces between the vertebrae of the spinal column.

* Psoriatic arthritis can be especially damaging to fingernails. These become thick, ridges can grow, and there may be yellow-brown discoloration, pitting, crumbling and separation from the nail bed.

* Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) or blurred vision are other symptoms.

The purpose of this video has been to provide quick, basic information about psoriatic arthritis symptoms.

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