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Do you experience joint pain or fatigue?

This could be linked to Psoriatic Arthritis.

 
 

So, let's tell you a few
things about Psoriatic Arthritis:


Psoriatic arthritis is a relatively common disease affecting up to two in every five people with psoriasis.

People with psoriatic arthritis can experience tiredness or fatigue, this may be in part due to the pain & discomfort in their joints.

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Inflammation in the fingers and toes can sometimes cause swelling of the entire digit, leading to difficulties with day-to-day activities such as getting dressed or tying shoe laces.

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The typical symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are pain, tenderness, swelling and limited movement in joints, particularly those in the feet and hands (this is typically worse in the mornings and evenings).

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It is common for someone with psoriatic arthritis to experience changes to their finger and toe nails such as pitting, discolouration or crumbling.

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With psoriatic arthritis the severity of psoriasis will vary from person to person, this can range from mild (less than 3% coverage) through moderate (3-10% coverage) to severe (more than 10% coverage).

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People with psoriatic arthritis can experience tiredness or fatigue, this may be in part due to the pain & discomfort in their joints.

Inflammation in the fingers and toes can sometimes cause swelling of the entire digit, leading to difficulties with day-to-day activities such as getting dressed or tying shoe laces.

The typical symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are pain, tenderness, swelling and limited movement in joints, particularly those in the feet and hands (this is typically worse in the mornings and evenings).

It is common for someone with psoriatic arthritis to experience changes to their finger and toe nails such as pitting, discolouration or crumbling.

With psoriatic arthritis the severity of psoriasis will vary from person to person, this can range from mild (less than 3% coverage) through moderate (3-10% coverage) to severe (more than 10% coverage).

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or gp if you should be referred
to a rheumatologist

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RHE18-C004 April 2018