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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Jul 19, 2012

Many people who suffer from psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, a condition characterized by pain in the joints and the development of sausage-like toes and fingers. As this video reminds us, psoriasis is an unsightly, disfiguring skin problem marked by itchy rashes in numerous places such as the scalp, face, and elbows.

Those who develop psoriatic arthritis can suffer from inflammation in the tendons. When combined with joint irritation, this creates an incredibly painful condition. Fortunately, psoriatic arthritis can be treated with similar agents used to treat other forms of arthritis. Many patients have found that such treatment also improves the symptoms of psoriasis.

The skilled dermatologists at Altman Dermatology have years of experience treating clients suffering from psoriasis in Arlington Heights. To learn more about how we can help you or someone you know alleviate their psoriasis symptoms, contact us today at [company-phone id=1].