Your hand and foot joints especially at risk in psoriatic arthritis, which is associated with psoriasis, a common skin disease. The synovial membrane becomes inflamed. The disease also affects tendons where they attach to bone.
Psoriatic arthritis affects men and women of all races and usually
occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, but can occur at any age.
Around 95% of the people suffering with psoriatic arthritis have swelling in joints outside the spine and more than 80% of the sufferers have nail lesions. Other symptoms include:
• Swelling of toes/fingers that give a sausage look
• Silver or grey scaly spots on the scalp, knees and/or lower end of the spine, and elbows