Your skin and bones have much more in common than you might think. Learn more about the connection between psoriasis and a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis – or PsA.
Sue never expected her psoriasis would put her at risk for psoriatic arthritis. She explains the importance of awareness and education.
1 in 8 Canadians surveyed associate their skin with their joints.
Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA is a form of arthritis linked to psoriasis. Those red scaly patches of skin can occur before or at the same time as swelling and inflammation in the joints.
If you’ve got psoriasis, there’s an almost 1 in 3 chance your joints may be affected at some point. Here’s how to make that link sooner than later.
Diagnosing PsA can be complicated. Usually a dermatologist or rheumatologist will spot the signs and symptoms.
Your family history can play an important role in helping you and your physician make sense of the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.