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Psoriasis and Joint Pain

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes both skin and joint symptoms

The connection between psoriasis and joint pain

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.

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How can a rheumatologist help?

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:

  • Has advanced knowledge of psoriatic arthritis and other conditions of the immune system
  • Sees many people who have symptoms of psoriatic arthritis
  • Can prescribe you a medicine that can treat skin and joint symptoms and help stop further joint damage
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