Misdiagnosis is common for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as its symptoms are similar to diseases such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis. Learn if what you are experiencing is similar to the symptoms of PsA by taking the symptom quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.
Some of you have expressed feeling isolated and lonely living with a chronic disease. Other people in this community have been through similar struggles—have you connected with anyone here? Share your psoriasis story or just say hello.
What symptoms did you start feeling that made you think that you had psoriatic arthritis (PsA)? For those of you who are undiagnosed, we suggest that you take the symptom quiz to learn if your symptoms are potentially related to PsA, then discuss the results with your doctor.
Many of you have mentioned finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your psoriasis journey. They may want to support you, but don’t know how. Any advice for bringing up the subject with loved ones? Check out this link for tips: [ Psoriasis.com Link ]
This month the focus turns to our relationships. Don’t forget about one of your most important ones—the doctor-patient relationship. If you’re looking for a different approach, find a dermatologist here: [ Psoriasis.com Link ]
Psoriasis affects approximately 7.5 million in the U.S. alone. Yet, the exact cause of psoriasis still isn’t fully understood. Scientists believe genetics, environmental factors, and the immune system all play a role. Learn more here: [ Psoriasis.com Link ]
Thank you to everyone who answered our True or False question. Yes, psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint. It can also affect you in other ways besides joint pain, which you can learn more about in the photo below.