Most of people with psoriatic arthritis experience joint pain that getting worse over the time, untreated condition may lead to chronic signs that can ruin their daily life. Including to the symptoms are foot pain, lower back pain, and swollen fingers and toes. Affected joint become swollen, painful, and warm to the touch. There are other conditions with similar sign, to make sure about the disease, someone need to meet a health practitioner to get a proper diagnosis.
These immune disorder symptoms start to develop when the body’s immune system overreacts and attack healthy tissues and cells causing inflammation in the joints and overproduction of skin cells. The main cause of the disorder still unclear, experts guess that both genetics and environment factors play a role. Besides genetic factor, physical trauma, viral and bacterial infection may also lead to psoriatic arthritis. The disorder may affect to anybody with any ages. Below are famous people who live with the disorder.
Famous people with psoriatic arthritis
1. Phil Mickelson. He is a pro golfer and a psoriatic arthritis sufferer. He experience constant pain in his left index finger and near his ankle. At the first time, he thought that the pain causes by playing and practicing golf. Latter, a rheumatologist diagnosed Mickelson with the disease.
2. Byron Janis. Janis is a pianist, he start to experience the symptoms in 1973. In 1985 he followed acupuncture and a series of surgery to restore his joints function especially at wrist and hand joints.
3. Dennis Potter. He is a British dramatist and suffered from the arthritis symptoms. After his diagnosis, he follows certain medications at hospitals. Even he tortured by the pain, he continued to write by banding a pen to his hand. He passed away in 1994.
4. Shawn Lane. One of the greatest guitarist, Shawn Lane, is a psoriatic arthritis sufferer. According to health.com, he starts to develop the symptoms at age 13. Previously he also diagnosed of psoriasis, just several years before the arthritis.