Tips to Relieve Foot Pain from Psoriatic Arthritis

Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis on the feet

The most common symptoms of PsA are pain, swelling, and stiffness. These symptoms usually appear worse in the morning or if your feet have remained in a particular position for a while, like when you first get up in the morning.

You most likely will experience pain at the back of your heel (Achilles tendinitis) or the sole of your plantar fasciitis which is the sole of your feet. The pain and swelling from Psoriatic arthritis usually appear during flare-ups and subside during remissions. Although in more severe conditions, you may feel the pain most of the time.

PsA on the feet may also cause some changes to the toenails. You may experience discoloration or nail pitting [1], which is when there is an indentation or lifting of the nail from the nail bed.

Psoriatic arthritis can be treated, although it may take a while. Your doctor will most likely discuss a treatment plan with you. While you follow your doctor’s treatment plan, here are some other tips to help manage your symptoms and relieve foot pain from psoriatic arthritis.