Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can affect many joints in your body, including your elbow. Treatment aims to reduce pain, improve mobility, and help prevent any long-term damage or deformity of the joints.
If you are experiencing elbow pain, do not hesitate to contact Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow. For your convenience, we have offices located in Marietta and Atlanta, GA. Schedule an appointment with us today!
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis similar to rheumatoid arthritis. It affects individuals with psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder characterized by red and scaly patches on the skin.
This form of elbow arthritis causes inflammation of the joints, swelling, and pain in the affected areas. It can also affect other parts of the body, including the spine, fingers, and toes.
People with psoriatic arthritis may have mild to severe symptoms, which can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Treatment generally includes lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, along with medications to reduce inflammation and control pain.
You may experience the following symptoms with psoriatic arthritis in the elbow:
Psoriatic arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks the healthy cells of your joint. Although anyone can develop psoriatic arthritis, there are several risk factors that can increase your chances of it developing.
The following lists some of the risk factors of psoriatic arthritis:
Psoriatic arthritis can be diagnosed by your doctor through one of more of the following methods:
Treatment for psoriatic arthritis generally includes lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, along with medications to reduce inflammation and control pain. The following treatments may be recommended by your doctor:
Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can affect any joint in your body, including your elbow joints. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and joint stiffness. Although treatment will not cure the condition, it is essential to prevent long-term joint damage.
If you are experiencing elbow pain, do not hesitate to contact us at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow. We have offices located in Marietta and Atlanta, GA. Schedule an appointment with us today to begin your healing journey and get back to doing what you love!
Medically reviewed by
Randall Alexander, MD