This leaflet has been written to help you understand the treatments that are currently available to treat psoriatic arthritis. It is not designed as a replacement for your doctor's advice and no single treatment is recommended in preference to any other
Psoriasis is a chronic, currently incurable skin condition, which affects 2-3% of the UK population. It appears as red, scaled plaques most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Any part of the skin surface may be involved.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis affecting individuals with psoriasis. Joints become inflamed, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness.