Symptoms of Psoriasic Arthritis
The disease has the following symptoms:
- Stiffness lasting over 2 hours after waking up or after having been seated for a long time.
- Finger or Toe Swelling – the so-called sausage shaped finger or toe.
- Pitting – i.e. the presence of point-like depressions and/or longitudinal stripes – change in the colour of the fingernails and/or toenails.
- Painful tendon inflammation, especially in Achille’s tendon or in the foot sole.
- General rash in one or both eyes
The most involved joints are:
Neck and/or back – involving about 50% of patients. Sometimes, they are the only areas involved.
Shoulders – in about 1 patient out of 5.
Elbows – in about 1 patient out of 5.
Wrists – in about 50% of patients.
Hips – generally in younger patients.
Knees – at least one knee in about 50% of patients.
Ankles – in about 1 patient out of 4.
Fingers and toes – the parts most often involved.