Got Psoriasis? 7 Signs You Have Arthritis Too


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Do your fingers and toes swell like sausages?

In addition to swelling around the joints, psoriatic arthritis also can cause inflammation of the entire tendon that runs along the fingers and toes, known as dactylitis.

In the survey, 28% of psoriatic arthritis patients (as well as 9% of psoriasis-only patients) said their fingers and toes occasionally became swollen, making them look like sausages.

Because this symptom is much less common in other types of arthritis, it can help doctors distinguish it from other types of arthritis.

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