How to Manage Living with Psoriatic Arthritis
Approximately 15% of people with psoriasis also develop a condition called psoriatic arthritis (PSA).
This form of arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system not only starts to attack your skin, causing the trademark skin lesions of psoriasis, but also begins to attack your joints as well. Sometimes, PSA can occur before you see rashes on your skin. Your elbows, knees, back, and even finger tips can be affected.
Many everyday activities can become difficult for people with this disease. A form of PSA called spondylitis, which is centered in the spine, can make bending over, sitting down, and even just turning your neck difficult.