What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
Psoriatic (sor’e-at’ik) arthritis or PsA is a long-term condition that affects your skin on the outside and your joints on the inside.1,2
While psoriasis (the skin condition) affects 2-3% of the population, PsA (the combined skin and joint condition) occurs far less often and is not as well known.3
Psoriatic arthritis affects different people in different ways. Some people experience mild psoriatic arthritis with only a few sore joints, which occasionally flare to cause worse symptoms. For others the disease can be severe and, over time, could result in permanent joint damage1,3. Likewise, skin symptoms can vary over time and between different people.1-3
Early diagnosis is important. Appropriate treatments exist that can minimise the progression of PsA symptoms, allowing you to lead a full and active life.1,4-8
If you’ve been hit by swollen, stiff and painful joints as well as skin symptoms, you could have psoriatic arthritis.1-2
Take the first step towards a full and active life:8 complete the psoriatic arthritis symptom checker and then talk to your general practitioner (GP) or dermatologist about your results.8