Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic form of arthritis that commonly affects people with the skin condition psoriasis. There is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, but the experienced team of doctors at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey help patients relieve symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve their quality of life. To put an end to your suffering, call to learn more or book an appointment online at their Monroe, Somerville, or Flemington, New Jersey, location.
Psoriatic arthritis causes joint inflammation and pain and can affect joints throughout your entire body. If you have psoriatic arthritis, you may also have psoriasis, a condition that causes red, scaly skin patches. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis.
The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are similar to those of rheumatoid arthritis, such as:
It’s not entirely clear what causes psoriatic arthritis, but several factors may increase your risk of developing this chronic disease:
To determine if you have psoriatic arthritis, your doctor at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey:
Your doctor at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey develops an individualized treatment plan based on your symptoms and the severity of your psoriatic arthritis. Treatment options include:
Things you can do at home to help reduce symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include maintaining a healthy weight, doing regular low-impact exercises, and protecting your joints from unnecessary stress (twisting jars, lifting heavy objects, etc.).
When you’re ready to ease the pain and treat the symptoms associated with psoriatic arthritis, call the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey to schedule an appointment or book online.