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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis describes a condition that develops in people who have a skin condition called psoriasis. It causes joint swelling and inflammation and this usually occurs in the joints of the hands and fingers. Up to 30% of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. It is most common in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50 but can affect someone at any age. It is thought that genes, the immune system and environmental factors play a role in its onset. 85% of people will have psoriasis on the skin condition before any joint disease.


The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are determined by the joints that the condition affects. Mostly this will be the fingers and the toes causing them to become inflamed and painful. Generalised fatigue, tenderness, pain and swelling over tendons and joints is common. Persistent morning stiffness is classic in psoriatic arthritis.


The treatment of psoriatic arthritis centres around medications as directed by a medical practitioner. Chiropractors and physiotherapists use a range of treatments to educate, reassure and importantly maintain movement and optimal function within affected joints.

Causes of low back pain

The following conditions are common causes of low back pain.