Skip the primary navigation if you do not want to read it as the next section.
Skip the main content if you do not want to read it as the next section.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a disease where joints around the body become inflamed and sore. It can make moving about difficult and painful. People who have PsA also have (or will develop) the skin condition psoriasis.
There is much you can do to manage your symptoms.
The exact cause of PsA is unknown. In most cases the arthritis develops after the appearance of psoriasis. Many people will find that their joints are stiff first thing in the morning or after resting.
PsA can be difficult to diagnose because you may have similar symptoms to people with other forms of arthritis.
Psoriatic arthritis can affect most joints. You may have:
constant tiredness and the need to rest
Your doctor might prescribe you:
Ointments are the main form of skin treatments, but you may also need tablet treatment and light therapy (shining ultraviolet light on your skin).
There are several ways in which you can manage your condition:
The following page sections include static unchanging site components such as the page banner, useful links and copyright information. Return to the top of page if you want to start again.
Skip the search form if you do not want to read it as the next section.
End of page. You can return to the page content navigation from here.