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Symptoms can differ for each person, which is why milder forms of the disease can often go unnoticed
Common psoriatic arthritis symptoms

What are the symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Psoriatic arthritis can differ from one person to another, which is why it can be difficult for health care professionals to diagnose and treat the symptoms appropriately. This is why milder forms of the disease can often go unnoticed for long periods of time before being diagnosed and treated appropriately.

The most common symptoms experienced by people with psoriatic arthritis are:

  • Swollen joints, ranging from the small joints in your hands and feet to the larger joints such as those found in your legs and back.
  • Stiffness and reduced movement, especially in the morning
  • Back pain and/or neck pain
  • Skin irritation and soreness
  • Common psoriatic arthritis symptoms
  • Changes to the surface of your nails such as pitting, discolouration, thickening, and separation from the free edge
  • Persistent tiredness or fatigue
  • Inflammation of the eyes

In addition to the above the overactive immune response can lead to the development of inflammatory bowel disease as your body mistakenly attacks the intestinal tract. The symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease often start prior to the development of arthritis and can include by abdominal pain, cramps, bloody diarrhoea and fever.


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