You already know that skin symptoms are a sign of psoriasis, but did you know that joint pain could also be a related symptom? Both can come from problems in your immune system. If you feel joint pain along with your skin symptoms, you may have a related condition called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that can cause permanent joint damage.
This chart can help give you an idea of the possible symptoms related to each condition.
If you have symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, it’s important to see a doctor who can diagnose your condition before it progresses. A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in joint conditions, including psoriatic arthritis. He or she can help you find a treatment that can help improve your symptoms and help prevent further joint damage.
Your family doctor can refer you to a rheumatologist who: