Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis — a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales. Most people develop psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but the joint problems can sometimes begin before skin lesions appear.
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease that get worse over time, but you may have periods when your symptoms improve or go into remission alternating with times when symptoms become worse.
Psoriatic arthritis can affect joints on just one side or on both sides of your body. The signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis often resemble those of rheumatoid arthritis. Both diseases cause joints to become painful, swollen and warm to the touch.
Psoriatic arthritis is likely to cause:
· Swollen fingers and toes.
· Foot pain.
· Lower back pain.
If you suffer from psoriatic arthritis, you may qualify for a research study assessing the safety and efficacy of an investigational treatment for this condition.
Qualified participants will be compensated for time and travel. Study medications and study related care are provided at no cost, without the need for health insurance.
Help us advance medical science and find new treatments for psoriatic arthritis. Help us ease the pain experienced by those suffering with this condition. Take a moment to volunteer by completing the form below. A Study Volunteer Specialist will contact you when a study fitting your interest is available.
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