Psoriasis | Types, Diagnosis, Complications & Treatment

6) Psoriatic Arthritis

Which is a type of associated arthritis, is a common presentation in patients with psoriasis. 1 out of every 4 patients with psoriasis gets their joint affected. it is believed that psoriatic arthritis develops in 70% of patients after around 10 years of having psoriasis. Patients who develop psoriatic arthritis complain of pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints and connective tissue, especially in the morning and upon getting up from a chair.

The joints of the hands, feet, lower back, neck, and knees are the most frequently affected joints. Undesired inflammatory reactions in these joints will lead eventually to movement restriction and reduction of the quality of life. The compromised physical activity resulting from psoriatic arthritis has significant negative psychological effects on the patients.