Psoriatic arthritis can be defined as joints-pain. It is commonly seen in with Psoriasis - a problem causing red-itchy patches on the skin and scalp. Generally, Psoriasis occurs before Psoriatic arthritis, but it isn't always necessary. Some main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are joints-pain, swelling, and stiffness. Any joint in your body can be affected, but mainly fingertips and spine are seen to get affected the most. Psoriatic arthritis has no cure. With medicinal aid, its symptoms can be controlled and prevented, but they can't be cured. It can also lead to joint disability if left untreated. Early treatment can stop its mild form from becoming severe. Psoriatic arthritis can lead to several other problems, including swollen fingers, toes, foot pain, and pain in the lower back region. Its major cause is the immune system's attack on well-working cells and tissue. While such abnormal behavior of the immune system is still under study, genetic and environmental factors are considered triggers. Other than Psoriasis, people with family history and age between 30 to 50 years are at high risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.
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