Scaled patches of silver color. Quite often, psoriatic arthritis is a consequence of the prolonged development of psoriasis and inflammatory reactions in the cartilaginous and bony tissue of the joint surfaces in the patient’s body. In combination with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis can appear externally on the patient’s skin in the form of scaly spots of silvery color. Especially often such spots appear on the scalp, elbows and knee folds. There are many modern therapies that a well-qualified doctor can advise.
Mind that rheumatoid arthritis can have analogical symptoms. Joint painfulness is one more sign which unites these two types. Psoriatic arthritis can be confused, but there are significant differences. Distinctive features are asymmetric painful sensation in the injured areas as well as the presence of crimson-cyanotic skin. Remember that osteoplastic osteoporosis is less pronounced. For proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment of psoriatic arthritis, an examination by a rheumatologist is required. The target is to heal the joints.