Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis may include joint pain and:

  • Sausage-like swelling of fingers and toes. Only a single finger or toe may be swollen. If your psoriasis includes pitted or thickened fingernails, the joints nearest the fingertips are often affected.
  • Foot pain at the points where tendons and ligaments attach to your bones—especially at the back of your heel or in the sole.
  • Lower back pain. Some people develop spondylitis, a condition that causes inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of your spine and in the joints between your spine and pelvis.
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