There is no one single cause of psoriatic arthritis. Risk factors range from genetics and certain medical conditions to smoking and food choices.
Diagnosing psoriatic arthritic means ruling out other similar conditions using a medical history, physical exam, and image or lab tests.
Skin psoriasis and joint pain and swelling are the most common and notable symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, but a wide variety of other symptoms may also appear.
There are several therapies, including medications and at-home treatments, to help keep psoriatic arthritis symptoms under control.
Psoriatic arthritis is a medical condition including skin psoriasis, joint pain, and swelling. Subtypes include asymmetric, symmetric, distal, mutilans, and axial.