Psoriatic arthritis basics

If you’ve already been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, you probably know a bit about it, but it’s easy to feel lost in the science, so here’s a quick refresher. If you’re new to PsA or would like to share the basics with someone else or prepare for a conversation about it, you’ll find what you need in this section.

Psoriatic arthritis works inside your body to cause symptoms you may recognise.

What’s the difference between psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis?



Once you’ve had PsA for a while, flares may seem less scary, but that doesn’t mean you should put up with them – speak to your doctor if you have any symptoms1




Psoriatic arthritis can affect various parts of the body – which are familiar to you?

Could your family have played a part in your psoriatic arthritis?

PsA can affect different parts of the body – which are familiar to you?

Do you know which doctors and tests you’ll encounter?

Does psoriatic arthritis (PsA) always stay the same?

1.    Creakyjoints. Psoriatic arthritis Flare-ups. Available at: Accessed: June 2020.