Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that affects up to 30 percent of individuals with psoriasis, a condition in which red patches and silvery scales form on the skin. Even though having psoriasis is a prerequisite for developing psoriatic arthritis, joint pain and swelling can sometimes present before skin lesions appear. Individuals with psoriatic arthritis often experience a decrease in quality of life due to pain and loss of mobility. Early diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis is essential for preventing further damage to the joints.
Susan A. Baker, MD, FACR is an experienced rheumatologist and internal medicine doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Baker provides individualized treatment plans for all her patients with amazing, life-changing results. Management for arthritis and diseases of the connective tissue can be complex and long term; therefore, Dr. Baker strives to make each step in the process as simple and stress-free as possible. Learn more about how Dr. Baker can help you by calling (310) 274–7770 today.