Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis, a skin condition characterized by dry, scaly red patches.

Psoriatic arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in multiple joints as well as the spine and can cause debilitating joint damage if left untreated. It can also lead to uveitis, which is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.

While proper medication is an important part of treatment, it’s also important to get plenty of exercise. Walking, biking, and swimming are good low-impact activities that will help keep your muscles strong and joints flexible.

Our board-certified physicians often work in conjunction with dermatologists and physical therapists to treat psoriatic arthritis.

Iowa Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
8421 Plum Drive
Urbandale, Iowa
Serving patients from the greater Des Moines area, Ames, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Newton, Mason City, Ottumwa, Centerville, Atlantic, and more.

Specializing in the treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia in addition to rheumatic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, and fibromyalgia.
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