PsA Basics

Psoriatic arthritis flares and symptoms can vary

Where does psoriatic arthritis affect my body?

The physical symptoms of PsA can come and go. Most people experience periods of more active disease, referred to as flares. (when symptoms worsen and you feel sick) and periods of remission (when symptoms improve and you feel better).

Psoriatic arthritis symptoms can be unpredictable. People with this condition can even have a number of different symptoms at the same time. For instance, joints may appear swollen, and throb, feel hot, stiff and painful. People with PsA may also feel tired or depressed.

Areas of the body that can be affected by psoriatic arthritis

Diagram of a human body with highlighted areas suggesting joints throughout the body that can be affected by psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis affects different people differently.


Psoriatic arthritis is diagnosed almost equally in men and women.

Important Safety Information

Who should  NOT take Acthar?

You should not take Acthar if you have:

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